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Tom Cruise a Young Homophobe?

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Actor Bronson Pinchot of Perfect Strangers fame recently spoke to The Onion's A.V. Club, and he had a lot to dish on his former Risky Business costar Tom Cruise -- namely that as a young man he was a "bore" who liked to drop homophobic non sequiturs.

The interview with the satirical news source, published on Tuesday, has Pinchot speaking about many of his former costars, including Denzel Washington ("unpleasant"), Eddie Murphy ("depressed"), and Cruise.

"We thought Tom [Cruise] was the biggest bore on the face of the Earth," Pinchot told The Onion. "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. Years and years later when people started to torment him with that, I used to think God, that's really fitting, because he tormented a lot of people as a 20-year-old. He made such a big deal about it... It is what it is; there's nothing I can add to it. If someone's 20 years old and every third line out of their mouth is anti-something specific, then draw your own conclusion."

In an October 21 statement to Entertainment Weekly, Cruise's rep responds, "Obviously, this is so far removed from who Tom Cruise is as a person, this must have been said in jest."

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