Tom Cruise is under a lot of pressure right now. His film Mission: Impossible 7 was shut down in February while it was shooting in Venice, according to the Daily Beast, because of the rapid spread of COVID-19. Recently, shooting began again, but with strict COVID-19 protocols for the cast and crew. Cruise is apparently not happy with how those protocols are being fulfilled.
On Tuesday, The Sun released an audio recording of Cruise yelling at the crew in London for standing too close together.
"If I see you do it again, you’re f—king gone!" Cruise screams. "And if anyone in this crew does it, that’s it. And you too and you too. And you, don’t you ever f—king do it again."
He continued cursing out the crew, making it about something much bigger than the infraction.
"They’re back there in Hollywood making movies right now because of us," he claimed. "We are creating thousands of jobs, you motherf—kers. That’s it. No apologies. You can tell it to the people that are losing their f—king homes because our industry is shut down. We are not shutting this f--king movie down, is it understood? If I see it again, you’re f—king gone."
Cruise then says he has the "future of this f—king industry" in his hands. He does not want to hear any apologies from the people who have violated his trust, though they're mostly silent throughout his speech.
"So I’m sorry, I’m beyond your apologies," he concludes. "I have told you and now I want it and if you don’t do it, you’re out! We are not shutting this f—king movie down! Is it understood?"
There's a lot of debate about whether or not this is an appropriate reaction from Cruise. Some are wondering why exactly this film is shooting as the pandemic keeps raging on. Others are saying Cruise is right, people's jobs are on the line and that's a bigger deal than coronavirus:
Whether it was okay or not, it probably worked. No one wants to be spoken to like this by Tom Cruise twice.