s the Illuminati real? What the heck is going on with the Denver airport? Is the government spraying hormones into the atmosphere via airplane chemtrails? Most importantly, is Tom Cruise wearing a fake butt in the 2008 historical thriller Valkyrie?
A Twitter user presented the Tom Cruise conspiracy theory last month, and the actor finally responded.
Twitter user Alan Hanson, resident of Los Angeles and also resident butt expert, whose very aptly-named Twitter handle is @iluvbutts247, presented his theory that Tom Cruise is wearing a fake butt during this one scene in Valkyrie on Twitter.
Many stuntmen wear padding to protect themselves during stunts. Cruise says that he does a lot of his own stunts, so it wouldn’t be ridiculous for Cruise to be wearing some padding.
What is ridiculous is the sheer size and bulbousness of his rear in this shot.
Here's a picture of Cruise's butt normally.
Although it’s not the same angle as the Valkyrie shot, it doesn’t seem that this is the same butt as the butt in that Valkyrie scene. Twitter users definitely suspected a butt swap or a faux fanny situation.
Here's his butt at 5:12 in Valkyrie. You need to watch the video to get the full effect. We promise you, it's worth it. It is an experience.
In fifty years we will look back at today and say, remember that day we all watched that one scene of Tom Cruise’s butt over and over again? Remember how connected we all felt? Remember when we used cell phones instead of telepathic communication? Those were simpler times.
In present day, @iluvbutts247 wrote, “haha it’s definitely a stunt-butt but it’s still v funny to me”. He said, “He does his own stunts, people wear ass pads all the time, but it’s the sheer EXTREMITY of the rump’s robustness that jacks this up.”
Here's a picture of his normal butt.
Cruise recently had an interview with Screen Rant for his upcoming movie American Made, where he was asked about the Twitter-butt-speculation that had been gripping the nation. Tom said he had not heard of the rumors. Then he said…
"I have no idea...There was no prosthetic in Valkyrie. No."
Okay, okay, okay, Tom. We’re gonna give you a chance to reconsider. No one will think any less of you if they knew you wore stunt pads for this shot. There’s gotta be some sort of ~risky business~ going on here.
Twitter users didn’t quite accept Cruise’s response to the phony phat buns theory….