WebMD on Tom Cruise playing doctor

“Celebrities can perform a valuable public service when they help raise awareness of health issues. But they can do harm when, like Cruise, they go further and pretend to be experts, recommending which medical treatments others should or should not embrace. While it’s true that Cruise has a right to express his opinions, medical or otherwise, we as journalists have a responsibility to make it clear that they are merely his opinions — and nothing more.”

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