Was Tom Cruise's Covid-19 rant at 'MI7' crew a 'Scientology stunt'? Leah Remini claims it was for publicity
'I would bet that Tom had this rant written for him and had his Scientology assistant record and release it,' said Leah Remini, a former Scientologist
Tom Cruise's anti-Covid-19 rant on the sets of the latest 'Mission Impossible' film has got everyone talking, including current and former members of the Church of Scientology. 'King of Queens' star Leah Remini has claimed that Tom Cruise's outburst was nothing more than a publicity stunt meant to benefit the Church, and she's not the only person to have made the connection.
Tom Cruise went viral when audio was leaked of him shouting at a pair of technicians on the set of 'Mission Impossible 7' on seeing the pair of them standing less than a foot apart from each other without wearing masks. It's been the talk of the industry, and many Hollywood actors have shared their thoughts on the subject. Leah Remini claims that Cruise's entire rant was "for public relations reasons only."
The actor, a former Scientologist herself, claims that according to the Church, its members don't get sick unless they are a "supressive person." "Who is a suppressive person or group? Anyone who exposes Scientology," she writes, on Scientology news website The Underground Bunker, claiming that according to Scientologist faith, only suprpessive people are susceptible illnesses - meaning that Tom Cruise had no reason to react as harshly as he did. She adds that Scientology members are trained, extensively, not to react to things, describing in great detail a Scientology exercise where a coach attempts to goad a member into a reaction.
"...the coach digs more and more until the coach finds the buttons that make the student react. There are no limits to this drill, and it usually goes into sexual and abusive content," she writes, adding, "Scientologists shouldn’t be reacting to a global pandemic but rather just going on with life as normal."
Ramini writes that this rant exposes Cruise as a deeply selfish person, and that is "shows his true personality." She adds, "He is an abusive person. I witnessed it, I’ve been a recipient of it on a small level, and I’ve been told of similar abuse by his former girlfriend, his employees, and his friends. This is the real Tom." She doesn't believe for one second that Cruise's outburst was genuine, writing, "I would bet that Tom had this rant written for him and had his Scientology assistant record and release it."
Former Scientology senior executive Mike Rinder has shared his opinions on the matter, claiming Tom Cruise is merely aping his Scientology guru, David Miscavige, writing "This abusive side of TC is not often seen. He learned from his buddy David Miscavige. Sounds just like him -- same language, same inflection, same "I have the world on my shoulders and you are f**cking me over" routine... He probably leaked this thinking it makes him sound tough" on Twitter.
This abusive side of TC is not often seen. He learned from his buddy David Miscavige. Sounds just like him -- same language, same inflection, same "I have the world on my shoulders and you are f**cking me over" routine... He probably leaked this thinking it makes him sound tough. https://t.co/ONt0ehASav— Mike Rinder (@MikeRinder) December 16, 2020
Tom DeVocht, a former top Scientology official and a man who has worked with David Miscavige, reports that Miscavige is acting as a sort of puppet-master for Cruise, making Crusie his "Inspector General. DeVocht said in a statement to The Underground Bunker, "I must have looked somewhat surprised because he then added, 'Of course I don’t think he can actually do it, that’s not my point, he’s nowhere near smart enough to actually do it!'" He continued: “But Tom is an excellent actor! He could be my Inspector General because he could play the part exactly like I would: exactly like I tell him to and people would believe him! I mean it!”