Over the past week, the world has heard a new message about the latest act of Tom Cruise’s alleged heroism.
This time, the fanatical megastar was not seen landing a helicopter in someone’s garden, or hanging upside down from an airplane for some crazy Mission Impossible 8 stunt. Instead, word came from “insiders” that Cruise was so generous to his British film crew that he had 300 of his favorite birthday cakes delivered from his favorite bakery in Los Angeles.
To underscore the actor’s kindness, these “insiders” specifically reached out to The Sun, saying that Cruz had sent his private jet to make sure the white chocolate coconut buns from Doan’s Bakery in Woodland Hills were swiftly transported across the Atlantic. It is a round trip of over 5,500 miles.
Tom Cruise “sent 300 coconut cakes from Los Angeles to the United Kingdom” as a gift to the Mission: Impossible crew https://t.co/MLZCr1kLQV
– Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) December 14, 2021
“Tom wanted to give the Mission: Impossible team a Christmas present and decided that only cakes from his favorite bakery in Los Angeles would work,” a source told The Sun. “It’s extravagant, but Tom is an incredibly generous person and he wanted to do something special for everyone who worked with him on the film.”
It’s safe to assume that these insiders are working on behalf of Cruz’s publicists who are looking for a way to create positive PR for their client, but curiously, they, or even Cruz himself, have emphasized that he used his private jet to carry cakes. …
Didn’t they get the note? Don’t they know that celebrities are no longer so cool to flaunt the use of private jets? This is due to growing concerns about global income inequality and climate change. Among other things, CO2 emissions are harmful to the environment. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle could tell Cruz a thing or two about how bad PR follows private jet revelations.
Cruz may not be trying to advertise himself as an eco-warrior like Harry and Meghan are doing, however, it’s odd that Cruz or his publicists thought it would be a good idea to promote the idea that he used his private jet for delivering $ 99 cakes, not for, say, some noble humanitarian mission. Really extravagant.
They may try desperately to please their client. Cruz must be very upset that he hasn’t had a new movie to promote since 2018, and won’t be until next year. The release of his two highly anticipated blockbusters, the sequel Top Gun and the seventh film Mission Impossible, has been delayed until next year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Top Gun: Maverick was due out last month but was pushed back to May, while Mission: Impossible 7 was delayed from May to September 2022, Deadline reported. Cruise’s last film, Mission Impossible: Fallout, was released in 2018.
Meanwhile, Cruise, one of the world’s largest movie stars, was only able to gain attention because of his occasional insane deeds, his appearance at the San Francisco Giants game in October, his unpleasant ties with the controversial Church of Scientology, his failed marriages with Nicole Kidman and Katie Holmes. and for shouting bombs at his Mission Impossible 7 team for allegedly violating established COVID-19 security protocols.
Cruise’s birthday cakes have garnered him positive attention during the 2020 holiday season, and reports highlight that he enjoys sending them to his top-of-the-line friends, including Kirsten Dunst, Rosie O’Donnell, and James Corden. The story of Cruise’s favorite pastries turned into an enjoyable, enthralling tale in the bleak December, when a spate of COVID-19 cases prevented families from getting together.
This year’s private jet perspective adds a touch of sourness to the history of the cake. It looks like Cruise’s “insiders” were hoping for the opposite. On the other hand, they managed to extract one turbulent story from the extravagance of the actor, sending the writer for The Guardian not one, but two cakes.
This is amazing. Now I want a coconut cake … https://t.co/hA70BFPxUV
– 🐝 Constance CraigSmith (@Concraigsmith) December 15, 2021
In a column, Stuart Heritage shared the news that he received two cakes arriving by private jet. Legacy indicated that private jet use was a little over the top, but otherwise focused on how happy he was to be the recipient. He said he wrote about cakes in 2020, hoping that one day he would become important enough to “receive such a wonderful gift.”
Heritage said the cake has lived up to its reputation. Perhaps, as he wrote, this is because it was dropped on Cruise’s private jet and not delivered commercially via FedEx or UPS.
“Given the nature of the cake and the distance it traveled, I expected it to be a little dry,” writes Heritage. “Not so. It’s a soft, silky, luxurious piece, so rich it almost defies description.”