The National Enquirer print edition has released the three-page medical report detailing the events that unfolded the day John Travolta’s son Jett passed away.
You know, I normally find released documentation of this nature, especially when a child is involved, as beyond exploitative. What I do appreciate, however, is John Travolta’s admission that Jett was, in fact, autistic. Without getting all anti-Jenny McCarthy on y’all, this is a cause that is near and dear to my heart.
Autism exists. It isn’t something to be ashamed of, or to lie about. There are so many therapies and programs available to autistic children that assist in making their world feel more manageable, so I really struggled with the Travolta’s years-long denial of their son’s condition. They are high-profile celebrities that could do so much to educate and support this cause. Quite frankly, denying the existence of autism — which is the Scientologist’s stance on the subject — just feels like my own kid isn’t being acknowledged.
Now that this has become public, I have no idea how this is going to sit with his pals, Kirstie Alley and Tom Cruise.