My people-rebelling-against-flaunted-celebrity-behavior theory (by way of Nathaniel West’s Day of the Locust) seems to be gaining validity. The London Independent‘s Andre Gumbel has, in a just-posted article, half-rationalized and come close to applauding last weekend’s squirt-gun attack (click on video here) upon Tom Cruise by a guy from a Channel Four news team. “Though [Cruise] kept his cool, the stunt will have been heartily applauded by those who are beginning to tire of Cruise’s endless self-promotion,” Gumbel wrote. “The production of Tom Cruise: The Movie is in full swing and the response, at least so far, appears to be a resounding thumbs-down.”