And, unsurprisingly, Tom Cruise isn't exactly happy that his genuinely disturbing Scientology rant has found its way onto the internet. Sources are claiming that Tom Cruise is "extremely unhappy" about the video being mocked across the internet in such a widespread way.
But, as Tom Cruise says himself in the Scientology video, it's rough and tumble, it's wild and woolly and it's a blast. And, as Tom Cruise also says: "Eeehyuhyuhyuhehhhh!" Or however you spell that deranged chuckle of his.
The leaked nine-minute Tom Cruise: Scientologist video has yanked a reaction out of just about everyone. The majority of people seem to be slightly freaked out by the burning fervour in Tom Cruise's eyes as he explains how he won't hesitate to push his ethics onto someone, while Scientologists have rushed to the internet to claim that anyone who disagrees with Tom Cruise and Scientology is probably a known criminal.
And as for Tom Cruise himself, well, he's just a teensy bit annoyed that a Scientology video of him intoning "Now is the time!" like some sort of frightening doom-voiced cult leader has been unstoppably leaked all over the internet, especially so soon after those rumours that Tom Cruise's baby was made with L Ron Hubbard's dead sperm. The Daily Mail reports:
Last night, an insider revealed: "Tom is extremely unhappy about this. He takes Scientology very, very seriously and he does not want it subject to abuse and ridicule on the Internet."
In fairness, this leaked Scientology video is probably just about the last thing that Tom Cruise needs at the moment. Since the last period of weirdness that almost fatally wounded his movie career – thanks to Sumner Redstone sacking him from Paramount because all women hate him, Tom Cruise has been painstakingly rebuilding his reputation and, blammo, nine minutes of incomprehensible religious babbling and mindless creepy chuckling later and he's back to square one again.
It's hard to see how Tom Cruise and Scientology will be able to cope with this new deafening ridicule. The ball is well and truly out of their court now, and any typically heavy-handed Scientologist response will surely be just as publicly revealed. After all, more people have probably seen the leaked Tom Cruise: Scientologist by now than Lions For Lambs. And, yes, we're aware that means more than about four people.
Still, as honestly unsettling as the Tom Cruise: Scientologist video is, it could have been worse. Just imagine what a bag of shit the John Travolta: Scientologist video would have been.