Actor Tom Cruise was in the Hamptons over the weekend, as verified by my friend that works at East Hampton airport, and he was with his daughter Suri. The actor is going through a divorce, and so far, it hasn’t been as ugly as I had expected it to be. With celebrity divorces, it always just seems awful.
Knowing what I know about the media and celebrities, the truth is that almost 100 percent of the time, wrong information is given about a celebrity. Tom Cruise jumped on a couch on Oprah a few years back, and the whole country freaked out, and suddenly, anything he does, makes him some kind of weirdo.
“OH MY GOD, DID YOU SEE HIM CARRYING HIS DAUGHTER OFF OF THE PLANE IN EAST HAMPTON? HE’S SO WEIRD!!!”
“OH MY GOD, DID YOU HEAR THAT HE’S GETTING DIVORCED AND TRYING TO KEEP JOINT CUSTODY OF HIS DAUGHTER? WHAT A WEIRDO! AND NOW HE’S COMING TO THE HAMPTONS, WHAT IS HE LOONY TOONS?”
I mean come on folks.
I’d genuinely like to have a sit down with Tom Cruise, mainly because I’d honestly like to know if he is a nut or not. The truth is that he probably isn’t, he’s probably as sane as they get for somebody that has to deal with that kind of celebrity, but when you have media reports of him doing anything, it’s always skewed towards ‘that he’s a weirdo.’
I don’t get what’s so crazy about getting married, having a child and getting a cordial divorce where you have joint custody of the child. This is pretty much exactly how I was brought up and I think I turned out just fine. And so he’s a Scientologist. Who cares? There is thing in America, it’s called freedom of religion, and last time I checked, it still exists. Why make such a big deal out of it? I feel like these days no matter what your religion is, people can skew it in such a way that you are a weirdo. I’ve personally stopped telling people that I go to church on occasion (well until just now) even though I was born half-Jewish and half Catholic. Whenever I’ve told anybody I know that I go to church, I’m looked at as if I have three heads. “Why do you go?” I’m asked.
“Because it’s nice sometimes,” I say, and then don’t even know how to process the judgement, and I feel this for going to a freaking church. Even Mitt Romney is given crap today for seeming weird because he doesn’t practice a religion that everybody else practices and they have “weird” beliefs.
It’s all weird.
I’m ranting, sorry about that.
Anyway, so yea, obviously, I don’t know what to make of Tom Cruise in the Hamptons. I hope he had a good time and continues to come back.