Cuba Gooding Jr.'s Dad Asked Tom Cruise If He's Gay!

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On the set of the 1996 hit Jerry Maguire, Cuba Gooding Jr. was mortified when his father went up to star Tom Cruise, hugged him, and said, "I love you, man. Now seriously, are you gay or not?"

Good for him for putting to words what was on everyone's mind -- and for asking a question journalists are way too wussy ever to approach.

But as Gooding Jr. remembers, "I almost fainted!

"And thought, 'Please lord, let me disappear.'"

But Tom just laughed, he adds, and said, "No."

See? No harm done.

I'd love to go with Cuba's dad to a whole bunch of movie sets.


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Hy
Hy

What's so horrible about asking????

corrective_unconscious
corrective_unconscious

Yes, particularly when Cuba Gooding, Jr.'s dad had just asked the same question of Cuba Gooding, Jr.

Loins
Loins

Tom Cruise didn't say anything bad?? No, he just sued the pants off someone!!! All while saying "There's nothing wrong with being gay, but..."

And if you don't care if a celebrity is gay, then don't care if they're straight either! Don't read anything about Brangelina or any other straight couple because it's none of your business, remember, and who really cares???

bittergay
bittergay

what is the fascination with celebrities being gay.  It's a bit fascist in attitude to out people.  Let people figure it out for themselves.  If you want to help don't shame people or assume it's just as dangerous.  It's none of your business if I am gay and it's none of my fucking business if you are not.  I have never heard Tom Cruise say anything bad about our community but we are always attacking him.  I would like you all you to fuck off and go get a life. 

Adora
Adora

Yes, because if someone gets fired or denied a job or harassed or beaten to death for being gay or because some creep thinks he or she is gay or bi or trans it's only an issue for them, not the larger society which enables the homophobia and heterosexism.

Now, you can go shtup yourself 29 ways to Thursday, bittercloset!

Movielover
Movielover

I have a life already, but would you mind if I fucked Tom Cruise (instead of fucking off)?

Kushel
Kushel

How did the "Tom is gay" thing start, anyway?

Melinda9
Melinda9

Enquiring minds want to know!

Mr. Monkey Brains
Mr. Monkey Brains

tom was probably thinking, "what happens in the eighties stays in the eighties," and in that case no, he wasn't gay at the time. lolol

Ick
Ick

Yeah, one more "cute" remark like that from dad and sonny would have been fired from the movie and never gotten his Oscar.

Musto
Musto

PS: Cuba Jr. says he banned his father from the set after that incident.

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