- An audio file has been leaked online of Tom Cruise angrily ranting at members of his Mission Impossible 7 film crew
- The audio was released by the tabloid The Sun and, in it, Cruise can be heard reprimanding crew members for violating Covid-19 protocols
- Cruise's reaction has caused massive online debate about the appropriate nature of his tirade, with some saying it's abusive and others arguing it was justified
Audio has been leaked of Tom Cruise in an angry rant directed at his Mission: Impossible 7 crew members after he spotted some production unit members ignoring Covid-19 regulations.
The world-famous actor can be heard in the audio reprimanding the film crew after he saw members ignoring protocols and standing too close together without any thought of social distancing.
The outburst followed the film production having to be shut down earlier in the year because team members tested positive for Covid-19 whilst on set in Italy.
The film had restarted shooting and were on the British portion of the schedule when the outburst occurred, and Cruise had reportedly been very strict on Covid-19 protocols since restarting production.
Part of the audio has the Hollywood heavyweight saying:
“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**king studio at night, insurance companies, producers and they’re looking at us and using us to make their movies.”
Cruise also added that if he saw any team member breaking the regulations again that they would be "gone".
The audio of Cruise's tirade gained traction online after being published by the The Sun and had internet commentators divided about whether or not the outburst was appropriate.
Some argued that the use of profanity and raising of Cruise's voice was unnecessary and that it bordered on abusive:
@lizzie_kristina: "I really don’t get the praise for Tom Cruise screaming at his employees. Yes he’s right to tell them off but his whole attitude etc just reeks. The guy is a lunatic."
@jmo911: "From what I’ve heard over the years, Tom Cruise’s outburst were quite common. Probably has nothing to do with Covid and more to do with his feelings of superiority because he’s wealthy. #Arrogance"
Others thought that the actor was justified because he was taking the virus seriously and protecting livelihoods as well as lives of people involved:
@dennisb5: "Shout it Tom Cruise style! This situation, right here right now, is absolutely catastrophic. Every day roughly the same number of people who died in 9/11 are dying of COVID."
@HeAdCaSeAsylum: "I don’t like Tom Cruise, but after hearing that whole outburst where he was shouting at people for ignoring Covid rules on the set of MI:7, I can’t blame him for it."
Listen to the audio below:
In other celebrity-related Covid-19 news, Briefly.co.za recently reported on how Jeff Bezos' ex-wife Mackenzie Scott is continuing with her incredible charity work with a new $4.1 billion (almost 60 billion rand) injection.
The author announced that she had donated billions of cash to 384 charities in the last four months, which is part of a giving pledge she had earlier announced.
Scott shared the news on Twitter, saying it was a move to help people suffering the economic effects of the Covid-19 crisis.
The charities included groups like food banks, emergency relief funds and also support services for the vulnerable. At the start, there were over 6, 490 organisation which had to be well researched and evaluated to determine which were the right ones to help. The billionaire noted that the pandemic was a wrecking ball in the lives of Americans and as many became even poorer, the world's richest, like her, continued to increase their wealth.
She explained how the 384 number was reached and even listed each of the charities that money had been donated to. Scott is the 18th richest person in the world with an estimated net worth of $60.7 billion. Just a few months back, the philanthropist also donated a whopping $1.68 billion to nonprofit organisation to assist them during these hard times. Scott divorced the wealthiest man in the world, Jeff, almost a year ago after spending 25 years together.
However, unlike other divorce episodes that end in acrimonious fallouts, the couple said they had a wonderful time together and expressed optimism to continue working as a family and cherished friends. As a result of the divorce settlement, MacKenzie was the recipient of around $38 billion worth in Amazon shares, making her the richest woman on earth.
The large sum saw her surpass the previous record holder, Françoise Bettencourt Meyers, an heiress who owns and controls 33.3% of the world's largest cosmetic company L'Oreal.
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