Jerrod Carmichael's terrible joke about Tom Cruise at the Golden Globes in 2023
The host of the Golden Globes made a joke about Tom Cruise that was so shocking that the whole audience looked stunned.
The host of the Golden Globes, Jerrod Carmichael, made a shocking joke about Tom Cruise, which left the audience in shock.
The US comedian made fun of Tom Cruise's controversial ties to the Church of Scientology with a joke that really made people laugh out loud.
The 35-year-old host was holding three Golden Globes. He told the crowd that he found the awards backstage and that they belonged to 60-year-old Tom Cruise, who famously gave them back to the association in 2021 after a racism scandal.
Carmichael added, "I think we could use these three things to pay for Shelly Miscavige's safe return."
There was a painfully awkward silence.
Carmichael is talking about the wife of Scientology leader David Miscavige, who disappeared suddenly and hasn't been seen since 2007. This sparked an LAPD investigation that has since ended. Shelly Miscavige is still alive, according to the church, but she lives a quiet life devoted to Scientology.
Cruise, who has been a Scientology follower for a long time, was not in the room to see the moment.
But, in a very bad turn of events, his co-stars from Top Gun: Maverick, Glen Powell and Jay Ellis, were then invited onstage to give an award.
The two didn't talk about the joke, but they did praise Cruise. You could use a butter knife to cut through the stress.
Cruise has been a member of the controversial religion for a long time. It was started by the American science fiction writer L Ron Hubbard.
The star's first wife, Mimi Rogers, brought him to the church, and he eventually became one of the religion's biggest and most well-known supporters.
David Miscavige, who is still in charge of the church, was even best man at Tom Cruise's wedding to Katie Holmes in 2006.