Tom Cruise slammed for Wal-Mart comments
The actor is getting criticized for what he said about women at the company's shareholder meeting.
Cruise spoke at the company's shareholder meeting last week, joining actor Hugh Jackman and a handful of musicians as onstage entertainment. The celebrities weren't paid, but Wal-Mart tends to give their projects exposure in return, according to MSNBC.
In his comments, Cruise reportedly said that Wal-Mart is "using its size and scale to improve women's lives around the world."
Never mind the fact that nearly 2,000 women have filed sex discrimination claims against the retailer with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. And that other claims of gender discrimination at Wal-Mart made their way to the Supreme Court (which dismissed the claims because the workers couldn't be considered a unified class).
Forget that Wal-Mart employees, men and women alike, are paid so poorly that they depend on food stamps and subsidized housing to survive. And that Wal-Mart continues to use garment suppliers in Bangladesh even though women make up 85% of the workers in Bangladesh clothing factories, enduring physical abuse and horrible working conditions while earning less than $40 a month.
To be fair, we don't know the whole of Cruise's speech, and his comment may have been taken out of context. But the Internet is still coming down hard on the actor, saying Wal-Mart's female employees are treated badly and must live on food stamps because they don't receive a living wage.
"Tom Cruise clearly has no clue about 'women's lives around the world,'" one Twitter user wrote. "Does he know nothing about Wal-Mart??" another user asked.
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Brilliant Actor! Love his work. He should however be treated like a child in an adult gathering, not heard or seen...... except on screen. The guy obviously has a very loose grip on reality, which is exactly the reason he can submerge into a role and perform so brilliantly.
Tom, if you have to say something, have your publicist write it down for you! If you need attention, make another movie!
STFU and stick to acting. You know NOTHING about the plight of women especially postpartum depression.
What's wrong with Walmart employees? They have a job they can choose to go to or they can quite & go onto Obama welfare & subsequently continue to vote the likes of him back into office so they can continue to stay on the welfare role. The current administrative policies of Obama's
continue to add to the welfare role, it's SIMPLY HUMAN NATURE for people to accept hand-outs when the administration is so willing to do so in an effort to get re-elected & further drive this country into the ground.
AND..................now that amnesty is being pushed by the senate for another 11 million illegals, look who's going to take these Walmart jobs while our welfare roles continue to increase to unbelievable levels, until the country goes bust.
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