Not literally, of course. Tom wouldn't stand for that. For, according to Bronson, Cruise is a raging homophobe. Who knew?!
For those of you who aren't familiar with the name Bronson Pinochet, he's best known for his role as Balki Bartokomous in the beyond criminal 80s sitcom Perfect Strangers, but he also starred alongside Tom Cruise in Risky Business. Think he was one of his mates, or something. It's been so long since I've seen it, the only scenes ingrained in the brain is Tom sliding across the wooden floor in his socks, Tom's teeth, and the dodgy love scene on the train. And the other dodgy love scene when all the windows in the house open at the same time.
Anyway, this is what Balki had to say of his experience of working with Tom:
"He was tense and made constant, constant unrelated homophobic comments, like, 'You want some ice cream, in case there are no gay people there?' I mean, his lingo was larded with the most... There was no basis for it. It was like, 'It's a nice day, I'm glad there are no gay people standing here'. Very, very strange… And you know, honestly, I never got it, and I don't get it to this day. But it was his breakout film. He always talked about himself like he was a mega-superstar; that was weird, too."
Why, that's not strange at all. Again, it is a simple case of the laddie protesting too much.
Cruise's PR machine, Cheryl Maisel, said: "Obviously this is so far removed from who Tom Cruise is as a person, this must have been said in jest."