Public figures are always on the cusp of being canceled.
Many of them toe the line just to avoid backlash.
And the “woke” mob tried to cancel Tom Cruise but one actress stopped it.
The knives recently came out for Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise because of a comment he made to actress Emily Blunt.
Cruise used the word “p*ssy” on the set of the film Edge of Tomorrow, which raised the hackles of the outrage mob, but Blunt quickly set everyone straight.
Blunt explained, “It’s ludicrous that it’s being spun as something that offended me…It didn’t. I shared the story as lightheartedly as it was meant by Tom [Cruise]…I absolutely adore Tom, he’s a dear friend, and he was a total gem to me…It was said as a joke to make me laugh, which it did in a big way. And it’s still something we laugh about to this day.”
Blunt was having a rough time during the filming of the science fiction film, which required the stars to wear an 85-point suit.
Blunt elaborated, “We had to wear these really enormous robotic suits, which I think it would have been great if they could have CGI’ed them, but we wanted to do it practically and in a tactile way…When you hear the word tactile, you’re like, that sounds nice and cozy. There was nothing cozy about wearing these suits…[The suit] was so heavy that the first time I put it on, I just started to cry in front of Tom.”
After Blunt broke down, Cruise attempted to cheer her up to get her through the production.
Blunt added, “He just stared at me and was like, ‘I know, I know,’ and I was like, ‘I’m not sure how I’m going to get through this shoot,’ and I started to cry…I was like, ‘I’m just feeling a bit panicky about the whole shoot’…He literally goes, he stared at me for a long time not knowing what to do, and he goes, ‘Come on, stop being such a p*ssy, OK?’…And I did laugh, and then we got through it. But the training was intense.”
Despite a soft box office since the end of COVID, Top Gun: Maverick set records, which means that another Top Gun film starring Cruise could be in the works.
Maverick director Joseph Kosinski hinted at exactly that.
The cancel mob will have to wait to get its crack at Cruise, especially now that the “woke” backlash is coming for Hollywood.
The New York Times reported that “[i]n hushed conversations over lunch at Toscana Brentwood and cocktails at the San Vicente Bungalows, some powerful producers and agents have started to question the commercial viability of inclusion-minded films and shows. They point to terrible ticket sales for films like ‘Bros,’ the first gay rom-com from a major studio, and ‘Easter Sunday,’ a comedy positioned as a watershed moment for Filipino representation. ‘Ms. Marvel,’ a critically adored Disney+ series about a teenage Muslim superhero, was lightly viewed, according to Nielsen’s measurements.”
Wokeness is a brand that is slowly dying.