This changes everything that we thought we knew about Tom Cruise's explosive COVID rant!
Now, we all know that Cruise has been making headlines all around the world following his bizarre COVID rant on the set of Mission: Impossible 7 recently...
via: GettyAnd fans were left shocked over the way in which the actor screamed and shouted at his crew.
But as it turns out...
via: GettyCruise's explosive rant may not be all it seems... according to a former Scientologist, that is.
Leah Remini, who is a former member of the Scientology Church, has some strong opinions about Cruise's rant...
via: GettyAnd she didn't hold back in an open letter she recently wrote!
Now, this isn't the first time Cruise's bizarre behavior has come under the spotlight.
via: GettyHis disingenuous persona in interviews alongside the oddly secretive nature of his private life has led many to believe that all is not what it seems with the celebrated actor.
There's been a fair amount of speculation as to what's really going on with him...
via: GettySo much so, in fact, that it's turned into something of a full-blown conspiracy theory.
Tom Cruise has been entrenched in the controversial religion of Scientology since 1990.
via: GettyAnd many speculate that a lot of the weirdness in his life can be attributed to his religious beliefs. The majority of these centers around Cruise's weird romantic relationships.
He came to the Church through his first wife, Mimi Rogers.
via: GettyRogers was 6 years Cruise's senior and the pair often appeared to have little in the way of intimate connection. This led some to speculate that this was more of a marriage of convenience.
Cruise's next marriage was even more high-profile.
via: GettyHe met fellow actress, Nicole Kidman, on the set of Days of Thunder and the pair married just ten months after his first divorce had been finalized. The pair even adopted 2 children, Connor and Isabella, during their brief marriage
Again, many noticed something strange about the partnership.
via: GettyJust look at this photo - it seems almost as though Nicole Kidman is a husk of her former self! She looks exhausted and empty... Life with Cruise sure doesn't look easy.
But Cruise's love life didn't end there.
via: GettyThe Church of Scientology knuckled down with finding the actor a new love interest, and there are even claims that the whole thing was like an audition. Girls were allegedly shipped in and tested for their qualifications to be a good Scientologist partner for Cruise.
And the eventual winner?
via: GettyWell, it was the young and aspiring actress, Katie Holmes.
The pair went public with their relationship in April 2005...
via: Getty ImagesBut, right from the beginning, some noticed the same odd body language that Cruise had previously displayed with his ex-wives.
Nevertheless, in April 2006, just a year after the pair met, Suri Cruise was born.
Suri Cruise, child of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes and Vanity Fair cover star, is 11 years old and I'm horrified https://t.co/v7Jeit9vbA— douglas greenwood (@douglas greenwood)1513012613.0
However, things between the pair quickly soured.
via: GettyIn fact, Holmes apparently blindsided Cruise by filing for divorce from the actor in 2012 just 5 years after tying the knot.
But it isn't just his love life that is embroiled in controversy.
via: GettyMission: Impossible 2 co-star, Thandie Newton, recently spoke out about the horrific experience she endured while working with him.
"Oh, I was never asked [about Scientology]. I was so scared of Tom," Newton claimed.
via: Getty"He was a very dominant individual. He takes on a lot. And I think he has this sense that only he can do everything as best as it can be done." "Tom has gotten away with being this ‘nice guy,’ because that’s what Scientology policy says - to create good PR in the world and make those ‘good actions’ known. But if you actually look at his actions, they’re not consistent."
The dirt continued...
via: Getty Images"He can’t keep a marriage together, he’s jumping on couches, he’s acting like he knows anything about postpartum. I learned pretty quickly that that’s not something you should be doing, because Tom Cruise is considered a messiah in Scientology."
Her allegations were shocking.
via: Getty Images"This is a man who has not even seen his own daughter in years... That this guy can be running around and having people think he’s this super-nice guy, I don’t get it. But that’s the Hollywood bulls**t game people play."
Well, many people weren't sure what to believe with her claims...
via: GettyBut last week, while filming for Mission: Impossible 7 in the U.K, Cruise accidentally let his true colors show.
The star has been following COVID safety precautions by wearing a mask on set...
via: GettyHowever, the same can't be said for the rest of the crew.
Audio was released that heard the actor losing his temper with the crew for not taking COVID protocols seriously...
I couldn't even make it all the way through the #TomCruise rant. Holy fuck. No one else hears how abusive that shi… https://t.co/V5hcSg3Dbu— I'mOkayWithItBeingAwkwardBetweenUs (@I'mOkayWithItBeingAwkwardBetweenUs)1608091144.0
Cruise could be heard shouting: “If I see you do it again, you're f***ing gone."
via: YouTubeHe then yelled: “We are the gold standard. They’re back there in Hollywood making movies right now because of us. Because they believe in us and what we’re doing. I’m on the phone with every f***ing studio at night, insurance companies, producers and they’re looking at us and using us to make their movies. We are creating thousands of jobs, you motherf***ers. I don’t ever want to see it again. Ever!"
Clearly, the star has strict guidelines that he clearly doesn't want to be broken...
via: YouTube“You can tell it to the people who are losing their f***ing homes because our industry is shut down," he continued. “It’s not going to put food on their table or pay for their college education. That’s what I sleep with every night – the future of this f***ing industry! “So I’m sorry, I am beyond your apologies. I have told you, and now I want it, and if you don’t do it, you’re out. We are not shutting this f***ing movie down! Is it understood? If I see it again, you’re f***ing gone."
The movie was delayed back in October due to twelve people testing positive for coronavirus on set in Italy.
via: YouTubeProduction only started back up a few weeks ago, and Cruise is clearly nervous that things could easily get shut down again. "Am I clear? Do you understand what I want? Do you understand the responsibility that I have? Because I will deal with your reason, and if you can’t be reasonable and I can’t deal with your logic, you’re fired," Cruise continued. “That’s it. That is it. I trust you guys to be here."
It didn't take long for his shocking rant to go viral...
just heard the #TomCruise rant audio and honestly I relate 100000% to his emotions..if people got their shit togeth… https://t.co/ftDXeQ9ABB— Maria Agius Muscat (@Maria Agius Muscat)1608141469.0
However, not everyone has taken to it too kindly...
@FirenzeMike What an A$$hole @TomCruise is however it’s my understanding that cursing & swearing four letter words… https://t.co/98waRaG0C1— Babs (@Babs)1608094289.0
An anonymous source came forward with the news.
via: GettyAs per The Sun, they said this: "The first outburst was big but things haven't calmed since. Tension has been building for months and this was the final straw. Since it became public there has been more anger and several staff have walked."
via: Getty"But Tom just can't take any more after all the lengths they have gone to just to keep filming at all. He's upset others aren't taking it as seriously as him. In the end, he's the one who carries the can."
His behavior was alarming, to say the least...
via: GettyBut it turns out that his explosive rant may have actually been a publicity stunt.
Well, that's according to the ex-Scientologist Leah Remini.
via: GettyRemini, who recently won an Emmy for her documentary series, Scientology and the Aftermath, wrote a letter published by the blog The Underground Bunker in which she called Cruise "an abusive dictator just as he was taught by his guru David Miscavige."
She then described Cruise's outburst as a "publicity stunt."
via: Getty"Tom does not care about the families of his crew; this is all for publicity. Tom does not believe in family values," Remini wrote in the lengthy letter.
She carried on:
via: Getty"I would bet that Tom had this rant written for him and had his Scientology assistant record and release it. Hearing a rich actor with enormous power to address his crew in this way is a sign of weakness and a deeply troubled person. This is not just a rant of another a**hole actor. Tom Cruise pretending that he cares is why a few have called him out. They know this is a publicity stunt."