Katie Holmes Responds To Public Parenting Criticism

After a whirlwind week that had everyone buzzing about Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise daughter Suri’s 1 a.m. dinners, playing with penis-shaped candies and still using a pacifier, Katie finally speaks out.

When approached at the John Frieda Precision Foam Colour event last night (March 22) in New York City, the Dawson’s Creek actress responded “no” when asked if she was tired of her parenting being critiqued. She added, “Suri is doing great, thank you,” Life & Style reports.

Reportedly, Katie’s Midwestern parents have voiced concerns about Tom’s religion, Scientology, and its influence on their 4-year-old granddaughter. Martin and Kathleen Holmes “are really upset” with the lack of boundaries Tom and Katie are setting for their little girl, an insider says.

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innocent_evil
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it is surprising how everyone is a step ahead of criticizing…if everyone here who are going on about how katie is a bad mother because her daughter choose a candy she didnt know anything about! and if suri was a brat like many pointed out, i dont think she would be sitting quietly in theaters at night enjoying shows many of us adult cant appreciate or enjoy…why did it not cross anyone’s mind that we have never seen a picture of suri throw a tantrum? I dont know weather her mother is the perfect mother or if she is having… Read more »
Bella
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This just in:

Suri Cruise Responds To Public Parenting Criticism.

When Suri was asked about the criticism surrounding Kate and Tom’s parental skills she angrily threw a bottle at the reporters face, flipped him the finger, and told him to, “eat a [male anatomy] gummy”.

Anonymous
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I’m by no means a celeb apologist, and it might be entirely true that Suri is being raised in a questionable and potentially harmful manner. However, it seems posters here are focusing on “normal” childrearing and “normal” rules imposed on children by parents, and not taking into consideration the very different and “abnormal” world Suri, her parents, and other celebs inhabit, and the fact that because of this, those “normal” rules and techniques may somtimes have to be adjusted/modified in order to maintain the very standards some here are concerned are missing: stability, boundaries, etc. For example, many seem concerned… Read more »
anonymous
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Thank you ! Well said.

Anonymous
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When a 4 year old is still using a pacifier & drinking from a bottle it makes you question the parenting for sure. Not saying this alone makes them bad parents but its just not good for Suris development esp. of her teeth! Sure they can afford best dental work & therapy but that isnt the point. Its mentally and physically bad for her at her age.

Scientology preaches AWFUL child rearing methods so if they are following these methods to raise their child then its a given they are not parenting well.

Bellatrix
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The Scientos have come out in herds to protect Holy Suri as I can see… How lovely, a family gathering in the comments section of a celebrity blog.

I cosign the previous Anonymous comment about reading the New Yorker article as well as many other online resources on the true content of Scientology “OT” classes and the way the organisation works.

Anonymous
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I suggest reading the Scientology article in the New Yorker. Then watch some videos on youtube of David Miscavige (a Scientology leader and Tom Cruise’s best man) as well as Tom Cruise (search: Tom Cruise Scientology video leaked – this is an official church video). Then check out exscientologykids.org (has a lot of info on what scientology beliefs and organizations are – like “sea orgs” for example). Plenty of other research sources available on the web. Learn about Xenu and body thetans for example. And then, decide for yourself whether this is a cult or a religion. The FBI is… Read more »
Ondine
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I feel bad for this family, under constant withering criticism from the public. None of us could withstand this constant scruitiny. A hundred kids will be raised in a hundred different ways and w/ any luck and love on the part of their parents, all of these children will reach adulthood successfully no matter what time they ate their dinner or when their bedtime was or whether they went to public, private, religeous or a home school or ate only vegetables or whatever it is that happened that we find so unusual or is perceived to be dangerous by busybodies… Read more »
terence
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Kaities Midwest Parents? L Ron Hubbard was from nebraska..

Non
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First– as a former journalist, what you read on celebrity sites is often very, very true. Again– think about the libel laws– why is nobody suing? Because, often…it is TRUE. (I’m remembering back to the days of John Edwards, his mistress and the National Enquirer. People swore up and down that the mag/paper/whatever it is now was lying. Making things up. Oh, but the opposite was true.) I have a child 1 year older and another 1 year younger than Suri. I understand making choices that aren’t the *norm* for your child, really I do. But while some of these… Read more »
Gavin
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I can’t believe people are still criticizing Scientology. I guess they don’t know what it feels like to be on the losing end of a costly lawsuit. Scientology is a religion. It is no more crazy then other religions. L.Ron Hubbard is as good as Buddha and Allah and all the Popes put together. Ron wrote very secret, valuable material which is the intellectual property of The Church of Scientology. It will cost you a lot of donation money, but it is available to you if you’re willing to pay for it. It will help you fix all your problems.… Read more »
dman@kevlar.net
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Suri needs more auditing, and her mother needs to watch her PR flubs (high crime). Both could use a little sec-checking. Tom Cruise is busy Keeping Scientology Working all over the world, and even though HE CAN be in two places at once, it would be best for all dynamics if Suri and Katy would act like adults.

Anonymous
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Sure. Scientology has nothing to do with anything, right? Does your religion offer directions on child rearing? Does the Cruise’s?

Maybe we’ll find out if Suri develops schizophrenia or some other ailment later in childhood.

Ever hear of Jett Travolta? Scientology beliefs had everything to do with the way he was raised, ignored, shoved aside like downstat garbage and ultimately allowed to die on a bathroom floor.

Suri will be very lucky to avoid Scientology mental health “treatment.”

Anonymous
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Sure. Scientology has nothing to do with anything, right? Does your religion offer directions on child rearing? Does the Cruise’s?

Maybe we’ll find out if Suri develops schizophrenia or some other ailment later in childhood.

Ever hear of Jett Travolta? Scientology beliefs had everything to do with the way he was raised, ignored, shoved aside like downstat garbage and ultimately allowed to die on a bathroom floor.

Suri will be very lucky to avoid Scientology mental health “treatment.”

Anonymous
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what is wrong with people of this generation?Why don’t you ever mind your own business?Grow up,direct your gossip energy to something more productive.Atleast she is parenting,some of you are not even capable of disciplining yourselves and you wine about what another does.SHAME ON YOU!

Melania
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Suri gets lots of love and attention. Just because she is being raised a little differently doesn’t make it wrong or bad. It just makes you become the usual Internet haters. You should save your breath as nobody really cares about your opinions and why is that? Because they are shallow and useless. I’m sure Suri is as katie said, doing just great.

Anonymous
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How do you know she gets a lot of love and attention? Sounds like your just a scientology critic hater. I think you’re the one that’s shallow and useless.

Tell me, should a five year old be out after midnight? Do you know the kind of damage a pacifier causes at that age? Would Xenu approve?

Bella
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Katie didn’t address any kind of issues with about her parenting choices she just said Suri’s doing great. It wasn’t like they asked her what do you think of the nasty things people say about your parenting?! Are you a bad mother?? I do not agree at all with any of their parenting. I think paci’s and bottles for kids over 2 is nonsense, I think allowing your child to not wear weather appropriate attire is irresponsible, and I think 1 a.m. dinners is a bit of a stretch. But then again these are things I wouldn’t be doing as… Read more »
Anonymous
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Well said, especially about the religion.

Danielle
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Im sure Suri is loved but setting boundaries for children doesn’t mean you love them less. Im speaking generally not just about Tom and Katie, but just because a child is raised with money doesn’t mean that they will turn out ok and doesn’t mean it will fix all the problems they have when they are older. And it isn’t just the parents affected, if can affect everyone. When Suri grows up and possibly develops a drink or drugs problem (just for an example) what if she gets in a car drunk then it of course it affects other people.… Read more »
Victoria
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No honey the problem is that this little girl is not your neighbor! She is not a family member, she is not your neighbor, you don’t know her, and are yet trying to imagine the worst for her future, and trying to “help out” people you don’t know anything about. You don’t know what’s going on behind their doors.

Grace
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No one’s talking about what goes on behind closed doors dumb#ss. We’re talking about what we see right in front of us, which is that Suri has a pacifier at age 5 (which affects a child’s speech as well as increased their chances of ear infections.) And we’re talking about her being out a resturant at midnight (which is detrimental to a child’s health.) I suppose it’s easy to say “well I’m not going to judge” or “we don’t know what’s going on behind closed doors” when you’re too selfish of a person to care about the welfare of a… Read more »
Anonymous
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Yes, and when Suri starts doing “naughty” things, people can start being concerned. How ridiculous that we worry about a 4 year old’s sleep schedule and the candy she is eating. Or that she sucks a pacifier. This affects NO ONE else. We are a society of gossips and busy bodies.

Anonymous
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Duh, because she is a clueless NITWIT!!!!

skylar
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someone tell me what scientolgy believe in. didn’t mimi roger turn tom into a scientologists.

Anonymous
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Mimi Rogers’s father – Phil Spickler – is a life-long Scientologist. Check out some of his FreeZone videos – the guy’s nuts (which is the “End Phenomena” for anyone who takes Scientology seriously)

Victoria
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Personally I think when it comes to Tom, Katie, and Suri, people are just being led blindly to believe what they read in the tabloids. Yes Tom Cruise can sometimes come off as a little OTT, but it’s not like there aren’t a thousand other eccentric people in the world. As for Scientology, I don’t know much about it, and I’ve noticed alot of other people who like to rip into it, don’t know much about it either, but I say as long as someone isn’t being led to kill or harm other people, let them go on believing in… Read more »
Grace
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So I guess the tabloids manipulated everyone into believing that Tom jumped on Oprah’s couch or criticized Brooke Shields for using anti-depressants and they also manipulated us into believing that Suri had a pacifier at almost five or was at a resturant at midnight? Is that what you’re saying. You sound unbelievably naive. I can only hope that the people who are defending Tom and Katie are about 12-years-old because there’s no other excuse for such nauseating celebrity worship.

Janna
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Grace, sometimes people’s responses are about celebrity-worship. I think there’s no excuse, except ignorance, for what Tom Cruise said about post-partum depression. However, I don’t really get the hoopla surrounding the Oprah thing. So what? He was excited, went a little overboard, and showed too much enthusiasm. Who did it hurt? As for Suri, this child leads a life radically different from yours and most other people. The constant judgment of everything this child is doing is what’s nauseating. If her parents want to take her to a restaurant at midnight, who is it hurting? Suri? I doubt it. There… Read more »
Camila
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Totally agree with you!

annonymous
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No, a persons religion says a lot about somebody. Scientologists believe they are trapped on this Earth but in reality are aliens from another planet, once they get a certain age they put down thousands of dollars to try to do “training classes” to go back into outerspace, it’s whacky and they’re whacko people.

Victoria
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You sound ridiculous

Anonymous
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She’s actually telling the truth. That’s what they believe

anonymous
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Doesn’t sound any crazier than Christianity or many other mainstream religions, IMO. It just happens to be newer.

Simon
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Hey, I have been a Scientologist for 45 years and I never heard anything about what you are talking about–seriously and I have studied a LOT of Scientology. I do know about the programs to help people get off drugs (80% do) and help people become more able. I was an farm hand and went on to run a major corp. So anyway, just wanted to sent the record straight. I guess this is what people do when they don’t understand something. Best idea is to look at the Scientology.org site and THINK FOR YOURSELF not listen to the Internet… Read more »
Anonymous
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Pick up any of the advanced Scientology books (I found ’em in my local library) or listen to enough LRH lectures and there’s plenty of nonsense in them about thetans getting caught in electrical traps and boo hoos and being run over by trains in outer space. The library didn’t know what to do with the books and classified some of them in philosophy, some of them in religion and the rest in science fiction.

I highly doubt that “an farm hand” is running any corporations with that kind of grammar.

Anonymous
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Narconon is currently being sued in Canada for making that claim about 80% success. Its about time the FDA sorted out the US situation before more people die as a result of the sauna/vitamins/LRH drug rundown rip off. The fact that you have spent 45 years in Scientology and have not her the OTIII Xenu story indicates just how “free” you really are. Try doing a Google search – you’ll find copies of the LRH tape where he talks all about how Christianity and Islam are implants foisted onto the consciousness of humans by aliens and how his tech is… Read more »
Anonymous
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You just announced to every non-scientologist here that after 45 years of paying for ‘enlightenment’, you have yet to reach OT3.

How sad.

ManaNui
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Wow have you been feed a line and took it hook line and sinker.

The real question and the only one: Have you ever read a book on Dianetics and Scientology? I mean by L. Ron Hubbard. As then you would be qualified to give at least a neophyte comment on the religion.

It’s all right, I know the answer already…so does everyone else reading these comments.

I am not interested in a flame war. Just let’s agree to disagree and if you want to pass judgement, read something aside from the press.

Anonymous
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Given the success L Ron Hubbard had with his own children, I don’t believe there’s a single word in anything he’s written – and I’ve read a lot and done plenty of course – that could be construed as positive parenting.

anonymous
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Katie is a very gracious woman. Suri is luck to have her as a mother.

Anonymous
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I completely agree.

skylar
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well I think her parenting skills are odd.

Anonymous
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Oh, come now! Didn’t your mommy carry you everywhere and let you suck on a baba after you were weaned? That can lead to some lovely orthodontics.

I’m sure you were dragged around all night and fed candy penii as well?

Because clearly any kid raised that way is gonna turn out Just Fine…lol. Suri Sheen, can’t wait until the brat explodes.

Anonymous
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Ridiculous that no one here can accept the truth…you are on a celebrity site. If you want to fawn over them visit their fan sites.

Anonymous
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it’s kind of funny that scientologists mostly don’t comment on these message boards, but we see a negative article about them and they come in droves. gee, i wonder if the scientology pr machine is working overtime tonight. and yes, i have read mr. hubbard’s works and he is a nutjob. how would you respond to the FBI sting against Hubbard and his wife, when scientology operatives were caught sneaking around in the IRS? haha. right, you can’t.

Anonymous
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It has nothing to do with being dumb. It’s about having class and not stooping to the level of the haters. Suri is her child and she doesn’t need to justify her parenting to strangers.

Janna
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Amen!

Anonymous
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you just spoke my mind

Anonymous
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“Suri is great. Thank you… Suri is great. Thank you… Suri is great. Thank you… Suri is great. Thank you… Suri is great. Thank you… Suri is is is is is great. Thank you…” Katie has been taught to just be positive, say something nice. She’s a dope. I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again… She’s as dumb as they come.

J.A.
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I’ve read the comments of some people saying that scientologists believe this and that. Well, I have been a Scientologist for more than 20 years now and we scientologists don’t believe any of the things you said. Where did you get that from? Not from Scientology for sure. Beware of your sources. You are being lied to. Many are being lied to. That’s why they don’t understand Scientology, because they just learned a bunch of lies instead of learning true scientology from the books and videos. If you want to believe lies it’s up to you.

Anonymous
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J.A. said: “I’ve read the comments of some people saying that scientologists believe this and that. Well, I have been a Scientologist for more than 20 years now and we scientologists don’t believe any of the things you said.”
What “things” would you be referring to J.A.? Can you be more precise than “this and that”? I thought scientologists were instructed to avoid generalities.

Anonymous
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Sounds like you are throwing down some acceptable truth on us.

Anonymous
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Tell us about how your “church” doesn’t believe in autism. Your own CCHR mags claim that.

So if autism doesn’t exist, seizures don’t either and Jett Travolta is living the high life in a back room of the Travolta’s mansion. Have I got that right?

Or is Jett one of the victims of your stupid cult playing doctor without being qualified? Only an indoctrinated Scientologist would put their special needs kid in the care of a freakin Scientologist wedding photographer!

I understand Scientology, and I do not like it. MONTALVO

Anonymous
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How would you know if we are being lied to? You are probably less than OT III and still paying for courses. While I have read all the OT material all the way up to OT VIII. Sorry but you are the one being lied to.

Cabos
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So, she just says “no”, and “Suri is doing great, thank you.” And that’s what they call speaking out?

Proud CAnadian
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I was about to say the same thing Cabos. I would hardly call a terse sound bite to a tabloid magazine a “response” to criticism about her childrearing practices either. These tabloids are getting pretty cheeky claiming to have the “exclusive” on this and that.

Bella
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Whenever it says, “insider” it’s always a crap source!!

Suri doesn’t live the life of a normal child so we can’t even compare what she does to other children.

That being said, I think the scientology religion is a load of crap! But to each their own! No child should ever think it’s okay to be the one in charge. And they shouldn’t be able to dictate what it is they’ll do or wear. But Suri is Tom and Katies problem.

Anonymous
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Actually, having worked at the tabloids, I can assure you, the “Insider” thing is not crap. We used to have someone in Katie’s camp who told us a lot of what went on inside their house. Notice how they don’t usually sue? Because it is true.

L Ron Douchebag
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She has overts and with holds. Report to Ethics Suri.

Victoria
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Bella you took the words right out of my mouth, insiders my foot, more like nosey busybody tabloid writers.

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