While sitting next to son Connor Cruise, the A-lister smiled for the TV camera. Within minutes, social media began talking about Tom's look, and many speculated that he had plastic surgery due to the "Mission: Impossible" actor's puffier-than-usual face. He just looked, you know, "different," people argued.
"Tom Cruise has either gained weight, or he has a face full of fillers. I'm going with the fillers," one person wrote. Another said, "What's up with the bloated chipmunk cheeks?" A third said, "What he do to his face, same doctor as Wayne Newton?"
Some wondered if he was having an allergic reaction, and others firmly believed that it was a Tom Cruise impersonator (perhaps ignoring the fact that Connor Cruise was sitting next to him).
As the pile-on continued, a throng of Twitter users backed Tom and claimed he's simply aging.
"Listen i don't like tom cruise at all (AT ALL), but i'm seriously sick of twitter trashing people for their weight fluctuations. people are allowed to gain and lose weight, and it's really nunya!!! stop being fatphobic!" someone tweeted.
Another said, "Tom Cruise putting some weight on in his face because he's prob not filming a movie requiring him to be in not-human shape and getting memed all over for it feels awfully yucky to me."
"He still looks great for his age. He's almost 60 for Pete's sake," another maintained.