If you are considering leaving the Church of Scientology behind, you better think twice. Public Scientologist advocate Kirstie Alley took to Twitter to slam Leah Remini on her choice. Reportedly, Alley was incensed by the former ‘King of Queens’ star leaving the church “dramatically.” So, how does one actress deal with another dramatic actress? Well, dramatically of course.
Alley sent a clearly depicted message to former friend Remini, her words following her reportedly angry tirade once Remini announced her departure from the controversial religious sect,
The next tweet seemed to be poison covered sugar with a hint of a warning, perhaps?
Alley of course stated later that any tweets interpreted incorrectly were just wrong, yet she failed to state exactly how the messages were intended and more importantly, for whom. Instead, the brassy former ‘Cheers’ star took to Twitter again and if her first post seemed to slam Remini, certainly the next wasn’t better, “you’re so vain..You probably think my tweets are about you ..don’t you don’t you don’t you ? …..they’re not,” again on Monday, “Don’t believe everything you read …in fact don’t believe anything you read..even better, just stop reading.”
Scientology has been a hotly debated subject for several years in Hollywood. Guardian Express’ own Tom Ukinski wrote a detailed piece titled, ‘Tom Cruise, Leah Remini, Scientology, and Hypocrisy,” this past weekend. The piece expanded on the efforts and controversial path of the church and its curious history.
The religion has an all-star cast that is dominantly known by the face of ‘Mission Impossible’ star Tom Cruise. In addition to Cruise, other super-stars have joined the sect – John Travolta and wife Kelly Preston, Elizabeth Moss, Danny Masterson, Laura Prepon, Kirstie Alley, Erika Christensen, Giovanni Risbi, Jenna Elfman, Juliette Lewis, Michael Pena, Bijou Phillips, Greta Van Susteren and many more.
Leah Remini created waves when she broke her silence after making the decision to leave the Church of Scientology. She has expressed gratitude to supportive fans, “I wish to share my sincere and heartfelt appreciation for the overwhelming positive response I have received from the media, my colleagues, and from fans around the world. I am truly grateful and thankful for all your support.”
Former Scientologist and niece of the Church of Scientology’s leader David Miscavige, Jenna Miscavige Hill expressed support for Remini’s decision. The young activist stated,
“From what I understand, she was just fed up with the way she was being treated when she was following church policy. She is a tough woman and isn’t the type to yield or turn a blind eye to a blatant injustice. People like that don’t last too long in Scientology because they aren’t easy to control.”
Reportedly, members of the Church of Scientology who “step out of line” are forced to publicly display their advocacy and dedication to the church. The religious movement has gained wealthy members over the past decade, raising eyebrows that have referred to the church as, “abusive,” and members are forced to sign a “billion year contract,” in keeping with the church’s belief that Scientologists are immortal. Yes, a billion year contract.
A few years ago, Christie and Chris King were your average neighbors who were Scientologists residing in Florida. The couple eventually defected from the church, but not before talking about the abuse that stemmed from David Miscavige. He would allegedly demand some female members to have abortions, work long hours with little to no pay and beat lesser known members in meetings. The couple stated, Miscavige is protected and hides behind the status and names of the celebrities recruited into a “blind” religious cause.
Kirstie Alley’s remarks on Twitter to Leah Remini seem targeted, once one analytically reviews the background of the church and the defectors. Remini will move on with her life and work beyond the bitterness she is enduring from tepid actresses like Alley who leave catty remarks to substantiate their own inability, to perhaps walk away.