Tom Cruise Paid Actors To Pretend To Be Fans

December 6th, 2011 // 47 Comments
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When Tom Cruise arrived in India over the weekend to a throng of screaming fans, you’d just assume his superstar power knows no borders as it screeches across the sky on the wings of Scientology.. juice? I have no idea. Anyway, much like everything involved with the Church of L. Ron, it turns out a large chunk of those “fans” were actually paid actors with no fucking clue who Tom Cruise is, but all kinds of clue of how awesome lunch buffets are. Via Videogum:

In fact, the 200-and-odd people gathered there didn’t even know who he was and they couldn’t care less. They had been hired at the rate of Rs 150, or $3 per person approximately, by a model coordinator to do the same!
“Tom kaun? I don’t know who he is or what he does. We were told to come here by 1pm today and wait for a foreign VIP to come out of the airport gate and scream and shout when he came. None of us know who Tom is. There was a buffet lunch also for us and we were paid Rs 150 for this job today. We do this for television shows and other such events where crowds are required,” said one of the junior artistes at the airport, who was hired as an excited Tom fan.

While the primary source of this report is questionable, I actually believe it because a.) Scientology runs on nothing but pure bullshit manufactured to present the illusion that each of its members obtain unparalleled superstar status, and b.) the entire population of India is too busy making rednecks who should never be allowed near technology to go, “Kin I git someone who speaks gotdamn English?” to attend movie premieres. Fact.

Photos: Splash News, WENN


  1. Tom Cruise India
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    So what? The studio pays people to act like fans, they pay Tom to act like he can act…hakuna matata.

  2. Tom Cruise India
    Commented on this photo:

    “After I watched Tiger Woods tee off at that tournament, taking a picture with you was next on my bucket wish.”

  3. skunk

    Tom kaun? (who?)

  4. EricLr

    Clearly your mind has been corrupted by Lord Xenu. Queen Suri will make you pay one day for your disparaging remarks, unbeliever!!!

  5. Alex

    I’ve never seen anyone pit so much in my life. It’s like an unending supply of nitrogen infused salt water…and I just threw up in my mouth.

  6. Tom Cruise India
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    hot dayum!
    i don’t give a shit what anyone says… he is sexy!

  7. rican

    Totally pathetic and I totally believe it.

  8. Tom Cruise India
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    Oblivia -you are fat. that is all.


  9. So it’s finally come to this – Tom Cruise fans have to be outsourced.

  10. Roughen is not a right but a privilege.

    Isn’t this like getting fans under false pretense? His people should be charged with abusing human psychology. There ought to be a law.

  11. Rlg

    Is it really important whether they’re fans or paid actors?

  12. Mr. Sensitive

    What’s short and brown and cries during sex?

    The Indian boy tied up in his hotel closet.

  13. JungleRed

    Aww, how cute! He’s almost as tall as the kid.

  14. Frank Burns

    If only they were that enthusiastic when I called up for tech support.

  15. Tom Cruise India
    Frank Burns
    Commented on this photo:

    “Sim sim salabim! The dark spirits of Scientology have now been removed from your soul my friend!”

  16. Tom Cruise India
    Frank Burns
    Commented on this photo:

    “Uh oh, this doesn’t look like Indiana. Xenu escape teleportation powers activate!”

  17. Tom Cruise India
    Commented on this photo:

    “You can be my wingman anytime, Nahasapeemapetilon.”

  18. Tom Cruise India
    Mike Walker
    Commented on this photo:

    Thank you, please come again.

  19. Tom Cruise India
    Mike Walker
    Commented on this photo:

    Nice child-bearing hips.

  20. Gina Man


  21. Morgan

    Ah bullshit.

    He might be a scientologist, but he’s also one of the biggest Hollywood icons. Haters gonna hate.

  22. the the


  23. Rueben

    I wonder if they understand the custom of being offered a sandwich?

  24. Tom Cruise India
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    I’m sorry, but he still looks like a million dollars. :)

  25. Tom Cruise India
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    Oh, yeah, because girls with an iPad and a BlackBerry need to be paid $3…

  26. So we’re saying that all these people holding up iPhones, which cost 20-30,000 rupees in India, can be had for a couple of hours for 150 rupees and a free lunch buffet. I don’t buy it. You pretty much only have to offer the free lunch; you don’t need to pay the 150 rupees, too.

  27. Tom Cruise India
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    I can just imagine the slideshow at the next Scientology retreat: “This, of course, is one of the great wonders of today’s world. And behind him is the Taj Mahal.”

  28. Right, next your going to tell me his wife is a paid actre….oh.

  29. Tom Cruise India
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    More motherfucking jobs outsourced to India!

  30. dotmatrix

    Gimme three bucks and I’ll pretend to like him.

  31. Tom Cruise India
    Just sayin
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    He’s a total hottie.

  32. Tom Cruise India
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    Considering how the British dealt with the natives there for so long, it should come as no suprise that the Indians have to be paid to give a good reception to the arrival of ANY white male (The sole exception being if he can bowl fast well, or bowl googlies well. Richard Hadlee is still revered as a God there).

  33. Terry

    Oldest trick in the book.

  34. lori

    “Tom Kaun” Ahhh hahhahahahahha!!!!!!!

  35. Steelerchick

    ha ha ha!! Now why doesn’t that surprise me that he has to pay people to pretend to like him or even know him, ha ha

  36. Zia

    Im Indian and this story is rubbish. Anil Kapoor, the Indian actor in the movie hosted a party for Tom and invited The Indian film fraternity. Thats all and yes Fans, real Fans went wild seeing Tom in India..stop hating

  37. Ron

    You know what also runs on nothing but pure bullshit, every other religion, hate to burst your bubble tho.

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