Just when you thought the internet couldn't get any stranger, social media users are now debating whether Tom Cruise's butt is real.
Cruise made headlines last week for breaking his ankle while filming an action scene for Mission: Impossible 6. Now he's back in the news for an entirely different reason: His buttocks. A Twitter user by the name of Swizz Keats (or @iluvbutts247, for better context) was watching Cruise's 2008 World War II thriller, Valkyrie, and noticed something odd: a scene that put #TomCruise's apparently fake butt on full display.
Noting the buttocks' abnormal size, Keats asked fellow Twitter users to share their thoughts on it:
Because we live in strange times — and people get fixated on things we never could have imagined — the tweet went viral; it's now been liked over 50,000 times and retweeted over 14,000.
Fans Were Very Vocal About The Situation
Cruise's butt became an important point of debate on the internet, and various individuals chimed in to give their thoughts on the matter –– whether it was to debate the reason for the seemingly inflated body part, or simply to joke about it:
This user perfectly summed up how I feel about the situation:
The Situation Escalated Even Further
The debate escalated so much that it reached the ears of Valkyrie producer and Mission: Impossible 6 director, #ChristopherMcQuarrie. According to Page Six, in a now deleted tweet, the director chimed in on the situation. Sadly, he disappointed plenty of fans dying to know whether Cruise was indeed wearing a fake body part with his vague response:
"At 12k retweets and climbing, why would I ever add clarity to this thread?#Valkyrie."
Ever since that was deleted, neither McQuarrie nor Tom Cruise have gotten involved in the internet's fierce debate. So with all this craziness going around this topic, you may be wondering what was the reason behind Cruise's abnormal buttocks size.
While there's no way to know for sure, it was most likely protective padding. Cruise is well-known for performing his own stunts, and the Valkyrie picture was from a particularly action-heavy scene, so it was most likely just a protection device.
Well, it's safe to say Valkyrie just became popular again. Nine years after its release, that's an impressive achievement.
Good job internet, you never cease to amaze me. We'll get to see Tom Cruise in action once again when #MissionImpossible6 hits theaters on July 27, 2018.
What do you think about the debate around Tom Cruise's butt in Valkyrie? Let me know in the comments!
[Source: Page Six]