The military community and supporters are not happy with the widely misreported news that Tom Cruise compared his oh-so-grueling acting job to fighting in Afghanistan.

But as CNN anchor Jake Tapper discovered, that’s not exactly what the actor said. For the record:

Tom Cruise deposition 2 by New York Post

Even with “clarity” (a word not often used in association with Tom Cruise), Tapper notes that the actor was still way off the mark.

Tapper’s not impressed with arguments to the contrary.


This tweet from Tapper about Cruise’s poor comparison is worth an update:


Jake Tapper followed up and shared even more context from Cruise’s deposition. Cruise was asked to clarify if he believes that separation from his daughter while filming a movie is the same as military deployment. “Oh come on,” he replied, “you know, we’re making a movie.”