The cat claws have come out, huh? Bronson Pinchot, who’s acted up a storm over the years but will always be remembered as the immigrant Balky from Perfect Strangers, gave an interview to the AV Club a few days back and essentially called Tom Cruise a homophobe.
“We thought Tom [Cruise] was the biggest bore on the face of the Earth,” Pinchot said in the interview. “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.”
Which, I feel like, everyone pretty much suspected anyways about Mr. Cruise. Still, he had his publicist fire back, with nothing more than “obviously this is so far removed from who Tom Cruise is as a person, this must have been said in jest.” It’s like Tom Cruise isn’t even trying anymore. Very dissapointing.
Still, if all this leads to a Bronson Pinchot renaissance, then I’m all for it.