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It’s not often that you see John Travolta, Kelly Preston and both of their kids out together, but the whole family had a night out in Paris. (John REALLY looks different with that facial hair and bald head.) Ella is 9, and Jett, 16, is reportedly autistic. Because Scientology doesn’t recognize autism or psychiatry, Travolta has never publicly admitted that his son is autistic and blames his disability on environmental causes – specifically “carpet cleaning chemicals.” Jett speaks with difficulty and autism organizations (and certainly Jenny McCarthy) criticize the Travoltas for not giving their son autism treatment and education.

Posted by hoodlum on November 4, 2008

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  1. By Bu
    On November 4, 2008 at

    Carpet cleaning chemicals are some of the most deadly combind chemicals used today.

  2. By Anonymous
    On November 4, 2008 at

    I think the way they have hidden him away for his entire life is disgusting. And CoS sucks.

  3. By yeah
    On November 4, 2008 at

    What a shame to not let Jett live up to his potential because they belong to a screwed up cult and don’t want to face the truth.

  4. By Saucy Sara
    On November 4, 2008 at

    I hope by now everyone who reads about stars caught up in Scientology are now aware of the horror of this cult. Travolta is as dumb as he looks, no he is actually dumber than he looks. I’ve always wondered if he will be tiny Tom Cruise’s successor if something ever happens to the little over-bearing piss-ant. How they can fall for this demonic super-false cult is beyond belief.

  5. By Anonymous
    On November 4, 2008 at

    Love the title of the post, Janet! It really does say it all…

  6. By Generation X
    On November 4, 2008 at

    There are some famously lost pics of Revolting…..(I mean Travolta) in gay bars…..uncensored, uncut, carefully taken out of the public eye at great expen$e by JT. Surprisingly, SCI has nothing to say about this lifestyle.

  7. By Anonymous
    On November 4, 2008 at

    Damn John Travolta for making me agree with Jenny McCarthy on this point! Oh, and for mistreating his child, of course.

  8. By Reta
    On November 4, 2008 at

    I was going to say I see his kid has his same problem with weight issues, but perhaps his autism has some bearing on that, the parents should take some control over that tho and monitor his food so he doesn’t have obesity to add to his problems. Wouldn’t it be nice if someday the boy could be out on his own in the world? He can’t be “taken care of” the rest of his life just because they are rich, that would be so unjust. How sad for the whole family. Wish these morons would get to the Dr’s and see what can be done nowadays for these children, and religion, of ANY sort is not the answer…what has it done for him so far?

  9. By As If
    On November 4, 2008 at

    Gadzooks, hardly recognized Kelly Preston next to Jett…..she looks so tiny. Maybe Scientology is starting to wear her down and squelching what little mind she had left. SCI is famous for that you know, just ask Katie Holmes Cruise.

  10. By Anonymous
    On November 4, 2008 at

    I feel bad for Jett, early treatment is key for Autistic children. It’s very sad when you have the means to provide your children with the best care and you deny them just that. SAD

  11. By Anonymous
    On November 4, 2008 at

    When did John Travolta get so damn ugly?

  12. By Anonymous
    On November 4, 2008 at

    Scientology is no more wacky than a religion with talking snakes, a guy that can wilt a bush just by looking at it, walking on water, parting the seas, turning fish into loaves of bread, water into wine, waking from the dead, and myriad other magic tricks.
    Get real people, look at yourselves in the mirror before casting stones at others.

  13. By Anonymous
    On November 4, 2008 at

    John employs a private chef and has bragged in interviews that he eats a fresh pie every day.
    We believe him.

  14. By Anonymous
    On November 4, 2008 at

    6:33…that is blasphemy of the Bible.

  15. By Anonymous
    On November 4, 2008 at

    Yes, 6:33 they may be wacky magic tricks to you but they can happen again, if Travolta had faith in the real religion his son could be well again.

  16. By gay tallywacker
    On November 4, 2008 at

    How come all these seemingly intelligent celebrities buy into Scientology? I mean, it sounds unrealistic right? If it were a movie script about an alien god ruling the universe etc, it would be a hard-sell as a B movie. Why are the celebs so naive(for lack of a better word)? I’m just curious.

  17. By Anonymous
    On November 4, 2008 at

    Travolta and his wife are idiots and children’s services should take thier kids away

  18. By gerard Vandenberg
    On November 5, 2008 at

    Meet mister AMERICAN HYPOCRITICAL himself, folks!!

  19. By Jasper's Goat
    On November 5, 2008 at

    John has to watch his weight constantly and is always in a yo-yo battle against the fat. It’s true he has a private chef, and he balloons up off and on. Doesn’t Scientology have a auditing session about fat? Maybe he should just go to the private SCI planet and give our eyes a break, cause he aint eye candy.

  20. By Barb
    On November 5, 2008 at

    I’ve always liked John Travolta, and I’m old enough to have first seen him as Vinny Barbarino on Welcome Back, Kotter back in the 70s. But — anyone who would let “religion” prevent a child from getting the care or treatment they need for any kind of physical condition is NOT a good parent. John should be ashamed of himself for making his children pay for his own loony religious beliefs. I wonder if the “vitamins” that other fruitcake Tom Cruise says are so wonderful for any kind of illness are helping Jett? I’ll bet not.

  21. By Anonymous
    On November 5, 2008 at


  22. By Ayla of No People
    On November 5, 2008 at

    Remember this…We don’t really know these people. Just because they are Scientologists, doesn’t mean they haven’t had their son assessed and haven’t had any kind of medical intervention. I work with autistic children and most are not on any kind of medication. It is more technique when working with them. The son is the spitting immage of the father. While Autism does not make one overweight, overeating and overcomphensating will. I think it is a great thing that the child is out and about with the family. They must have things under control to be having him out with the paps around. There are varying degrees of autism. Some kids are really out there and unresponsive. Some kids are very responsive and able to even go to regular school. I am not judgemental about them because I work with these kids and know that there are different degrees to this condition. Don’t judge until you have been there. And….No I am not Scientologist. I am just an average working josie who works with these kinds of children.

  23. By gerard Vandenberg
    On November 5, 2008 at

    The son is as sexy as the father folks!!

  24. By Anonymous
    On November 6, 2008 at

    If you use your religion as the world’s poorest excuse for not getting proper medical care for your own child, you deserve whatever you have coming to you on your judgment day. John Travolta sickens me, and it is appalling that all sorts of legal systems are ignoring the child neglect that is right under their noses.

  25. By Anonymous
    On November 6, 2008 at

    If they would have treated Jett when he was child this young man, would be able to live a happy well adjusted life. I have NO respect for scientology or for Travolta and his brainwashed wife. Why is this not child abuse. They make me sick! and I feel bad that Jett was dealt the cards to live with these selfish, ignorant IDIOTS!

  26. By Anonymous
    On November 6, 2008 at

    If they would have treated Jett when he was child this young man, would be able to live a happy well adjusted life. I have NO respect for scientology or for Travolta and his brainwashed wife. Why is this not child abuse. They make me sick! and I feel bad that Jett was dealt the cards to live with these selfish, ignorant IDIOTS!

  27. By Lettuce Pray
    On November 6, 2008 at

    Tra-volting has gone from ugly to uglier; he has not improved with age. Before he married Kelly, I read he had a heck of a time convincing her that SCIentology was so great. She finally gave in and now she is a SCI clone just like Katie Holmes, it just took a little more convincing to hook Kelly.
    They should be prepared to spend eternity in the lake of fire with their two masters, L. Ron Hubbard and Satan.

  28. By fwanga
    On November 7, 2008 at

    Ayla of no people-STFU!!!
    Kelly has publicly stated that Jett’s “condition” is the result of chemicals in carpets etc. $cientologists do not believe in any meds or psychiatric help of any kind. These people are monsters and we all know it!!!!!!!

  29. By SIREN
    On November 8, 2008 at

    How truly sad that parents could be so ignorant as to trust a corrupt “religion”, such as Scientology, at the expense of their own child.

  30. By shannan kansas
    On January 4, 2009 at

    I’m not caught up with all this but I do have an autistic child and my heart is breaking. When I saw a pic of jett I knew immediatly that the boy had autism, I see all the signs the same that my son has. But I dont take my son to a therapist, or put him on meds either. I have a different therapy-Love and patience. And it has worked. I also help to teach him and get him talking. I have no specific religeon, u dont need one to understand that something is not right and needs attention, no matter what it is, its about what works. My son doesnt have seizures though. But I’m very upset that they didnt take all or any routes to help him, no matter what religeon they have. Its about the child and whats best for him. Maybe jetts better off now, gods taking care of him, and my heart breaks thinking about how I would feel if I lost my son. I’m very protective of him and so is everyone else in our poor family. Money or not, its about love and getting them what they need, either professionally or doing it yourself by learning and teaching, taking the time and patience. It can be difficult to raise an autistic child, but its not difficult to love one. I believe they should have done more, but all I can do is be thankful that gods taking care of him now. Very sad.

  31. By Casonia Logenberry
    On June 22, 2011 at

    Is some one gay and that is cool, What I Like about Gay men is that they are willing to be friends and you can treat them like a girl friend and look at the men together and make the smart remarks as a team and that is really supper cool. When a child has special needs it is best to send him to school all year around and have him learn and be around people that can give him a new way of looking at life and to gather those moments and share life and do things together and yes John and his lovely wife did the best they could and really gave there son a full life and, He really looked happy and cheerful and on top of the world in those pictures and to lose a child is like losing yourself and not being able to watch him grow up to be a man and always wonder what there life would be like at this moment in time and having the whole family deal with the trama and lost of a love one that is part of you and will alway be a part of your life has to be the hardest thing in the world and to have love and not being able to see that smiling face or hear your child laugh at a joke or have a conversation with your child about how there day is or what happened when your not around has to be the most heart breaking feeling around and Birthdays and Holidays have to be the worst and even though they have another child! Nothing will ever be the same and your life is never going to feel the same and we have to see what the future has to hold. The Medication will end your life sooner and give you health problems down the road and cause major side effects that will be worst and it is better to just let this children work out really hard and tirer them out daily and if it rains let them work out side and stay in shape and work off the frustration of not being able to fully communicate all your emotions and feeling and what have you completely out.

  32. By Casonia Logenberry
    On June 22, 2011 at

    I feel that people should all be treated with respect and allow people to choose the direction they want to take there lives and without choice there is slave-ness and beating people down to one way in life and that is not fair and that is telling people how to live there life and what to put into there bodies and when a child has Autism it is something that child needs and that is massive amount of attention. They need extra school and summer camp and learning should be pushed toward helping that child to a large degree and when they lost there Son Jett..I Can see that they family was crushed and there feeling where on the floor and it is something that you will never ever get over and Birthdays and other days ahead has to be the hardest for the family and special days like mother and fathers day has to really hurt them down to the bone and it has to be hard for there daughter as well and nolonger having a big brother to look up to and not listening or having dinner with him has to have a massive hard effect on her as well but people have a right to choose what is right for them and I Respect all ways in life and all Religions as well and if some one wants to go that direction..Who am I to bug a person for what they feel right doing.

  33. By Casonia logenberry
    On July 3, 2011 at

    Autism is created in the womb and it is the medications that give this problems to this children and they get massive delays and have to be watched around the clock and the Dr. working with the drug companys and pushing depressing pills down people and creating retarded children and if you have pain in your body and you take a pain pill along with mental heath pills causes retardation inside the womb and Dr know this and do it any way.


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