Katie Holmes in “Drug Shocker”?

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By Michael Lewittes


“Katie Drug Shocker!” blares the cover of this week’s Star magazine about Katie Holmes. That’s one explosive claim. According to the weekly, Holmes is addicted to a Scientology treatment that has “an effect similar to heroin!”

The tabloid goes on to relate that Scientologists use a device called an “e-meter,” which “emits a low-level electric charge that goes to the brain.” And while the outlet acknowledges that the FDA says the device “serves no medical purpose,” the magazine still equates it with illegal drugs because the tabloid claims it “gives subjects a temporary feeling of euphoria, followed by a crash and a craving for more.”

The publication then tenuously explains that the “e-meter” may “spark an endorphin release,” and when that occurs it’s the “same thing as taking morphine or other opiates, such as heroin or opium.” So, is Holmes, who embraced Scientology after marrying Tom Cruise , really addicted to drugs? No!

She’s not involved in a “drug shocker,” and even if she does occasionally use the “e-meter,” which the FDA says “serves no medical purpose,” what Holmes could (at best) possibly experience is an endorphin release, which is not heroin or opium or anything else Star would like to mislead its readers into believing. Frankly, anyone who knows anything about Holmes is aware that she enjoys running, and exercise stimulates endorphin production, so why not a cover that reads, “Katie Running Shocker”? By Star‘s (twisted) logic, everyone who exercises (and stimulates endorphin activity) has a “drug” problem.

Only a real “drug” addict could believe this horribly made-up, manipulated, and misleading tabloid story. The entire Star staff could benefit from intense reporting rehab.

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