Comments:Bart Simpson used to promote Scientology

Latest comment: 14 years ago by 141.113.86.23 in topic 400,000.00 an episode?

What do you think of this usage of Bart Simpson's voice? edit

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Echoes of Joe Camel ? edit

Does anyone think this seems similar to the Joe Camel controversy ? Cirt (talk) 06:49, 29 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Only reason why they used a cartoon character. Plus Tom is too hot to use this days. --KDP3 (talk) 12:31, 29 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Doh. What is it with Hollywood and Scientology? The South Park episode that drove Chef off the show was brilliant and accurate.

Trapped in the Closet

Watch "Trapped in the Closet" episode

OK, maybe it left out some of the more acceptable features of the religion, but how can any faith based on alien spirits entering primitive humans be taken seriously?

Seriously. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 74.74.236.180 (talkcontribs)

Why not? I dont see how the "ideas" of Scientology is anymore ridiculous than all the other various religions. I have the same level of doubt on Scientology as any other religion. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 74.71.122.221 (talkcontribs)

Considering Bart Simpson is a ridiculous cartoon character, it would appear to fit right in with Scientology, a ridiculous racket of ripping off wealthy people in the guise of a religious movement. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Pete Hodge (talkcontribs)

Its not a religon its a CULT!!!! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Joolzg (talkcontribs)

Epic fail. Jolly Ω Janner 16:26, 29 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Firstly, if it is not authorized, it shouldn't be used, secondly, why would you use the voice of Bart Simpson's, from a tv show about nonsense. Wouldn't you use a better and more recognizable voice, with maybe more intelligence, considering this is to promote Scientology... —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 68.179.92.41 (talkcontribs)

Despicable edit

To use an icon children are susceptible to in an effort to spread the demented message of a despicable cult of dangerous individuals is utterly foul —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 128.61.105.138 (talkcontribs)

Highly misleading edit

Listening to the message, it sounds like the sort of thing that might have been left on an answering machine. It's an invitation to attend an event, not the preaching of Scientologist doctrine. Cartwright probably threw in some Bart expressions because that's what she's known for and to liven up the message. Wikinews and other outlets reporting this as 'Bart promoting Scientology' is a highly misleading statement of the facts, and judging by this opinions page, an unfortunate number of people have been taken in by it. --128.243.253.114 03:47, 30 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Indeed. As per the Times, who make this clear in the second paragraph of their article, this was an automated telephone message that was sent to Scientologists, inviting them to a Scientology event. In other words, the general public would never even have heard the message if someone had not put it on the net. To claim from this that Scientology is "using Bart to promote Scientology", as though these calls talking about "spiritual levels", "auditors" and "wins" went out to 12-year-olds' cell phones, is nonsense. —Jayen466 (talk) 22:27, 31 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
What is the difference if it were sent to me or you or anyone even Scientologists? Does that make it anymore right for her to use the voice of a FOX owned TV show to promote a Scientology event? DragonFire1024 (Talk to the Dragon) 22:35, 31 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The difference is that it makes it inappropriate to liken this to the Joe Camel controversy. The Joe Camel ads were broadcast nationally and viewed by millions of people. These were calls made to a private audience.
I can't comment on the appropriateness of her using her character voice in this case, but there are obviously limits in how far you can go to prevent her from using her voice outside a Simpsons recording studio. Would you think it was inappropriate if she entertained children in her own family circle with Bart's voice? Probably not. Or children at a wedding she was attending? Neither, I'd say. —Jayen466 (talk) 22:46, 31 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
The other thing is, obviously, that you may be unduly alarming and inflaming people. If as a result of this article, people in LA think their children will be called by the Church of Scientology, using Bart's voice, then that's obviously not a service. —Jayen466 (talk) 22:49, 31 January 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

it sucks edit

It sucks—The preceding unsigned comment was added by 200.47.24.7 (talkcontribs)

400,000.00 an episode? edit

Okay why is this such a huge number? That's the trouble with these times. Everything is so far out of whack pay scales in the millions for what doing something like playing a game...gee i wonder if someone would pay me huge amounts of cash for playing dodge ball...??? It seams as tho the more a person makes and I'll never see in a lifetime what this person brings home in a year....What a joke! Wake up people don't buy that season pass to the baseball game ... they get enough corporate money. Shame on the human race. If the shoe was on the other foot it would be a different story... —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 99.188.48.50 (talkcontribs)

scientology is a dangerous cult and nancy cartwright and all those other air headed celebrities are enabling their abuse of their followers (google "lisa macpherson")... unless there's something more malicious going on....

its a shame!!! i dont understand how celebrities donate so much of their own money to such a organisation as scientology.

in the words of bart simpson:eat my shorts,scientology —Preceding unsigned comment added by 141.113.86.23 (talk) 09:23, 2 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Scientology is an evil cult. edit

Scientology is an evil cult.