I thought Tom Cruise might just forget about this one, but apparently he is willing to have the Bronson Pinchot interview recycled for another round of stories by letting his publicist try and explain away his statements from 25 years ago.
In order to make this easier for all of you, let me remind you of the statements once again. We want to make sure Tom gets his money's worth. Basically Bronson called Tom a homophobe and said that on the set of Risky Business, Tom would make every conversation about gay people. Lovely comments, like "It's a nice day, I'm glad there are no gay people standing here."
Seriously I have read this line 20 times this week and it cracks me up. I am sure it wasn't exactly how he said it, but I could see him saying other lines like "I'm glad when I have this sex scene with Rebecca in the subway there won't be any gay people watching." Oh, or "Just make sure when I slide into the living room in my tighty whiteys and shirt that no gay people are looking."
Oh, and in a homage to Kanye West, how about this one. "Tom, imma gonna let you finish, but I want to make sure there are no gay people here."
Anyway, Tom's publicist told TV Guide that "Obviously this is so far removed from who Tom Cruise is as a person, this must have been said in jest." Uh huh. Well what about the squirrels? Huh?