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From the name of the South Park television episode "Trapped in the Closet", +‎ -gate after the Watergate scandal. (Wiktionary)


  • Matt Stone and Trey Parker - the show's fearless creators - were not afraid to call out Cruise on his power play - being dubbed "Closetgate" by - Recent News

  • Dubbed Closetgate, Comedy Central, a network owned by Viacom, pulled a rerun of this Emmy-nominated episode, supposedly under pressure from Tom Cruise, who threatened to bail out of promoting his upcoming film "

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