The Television Critics Awards were held last week and Leah Remini won an award for Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming for her show Scientology and the Aftermath, which is a scathing rebuke of Scientology. Also attending the awards ceremony was Elisabeth Moss. She was there as a nominee for her role in A Handmaid’s Tale. Well, when time came for Leah to accept her award, Elisabeth was all “Xenu, take me away!” and quit that bitch, because Elisabeth is all about that Thetan life.
Showbiz411 reports on a hot twitter tip:
According to a Tweet from Ellen Thompson, the wife of TV Line’s Dave Nemetz, actress Elisabeth Moss– a Scientologist since birth — walked out of the room when Leah Remini won the award for reality TV. Remini’s A&E TV series “Aftermath” tells the story of how brutally Scientology has treated its followers.
— Ellen Thompson (@EllenFabulous) August 6, 2017
Learning one of your favs is a Scientologist can be just as devastating as learning they are a creeper or a sleazeball. It makes you question everything and can ruin your enjoyment of things you previously loved. I remember learning about Elisabeth a while ago and I shouted from the mountain top, fists clenched and on my knees; “not Peggy Olson too!!!!!!!”. Scientology steady be having your favs clutching cans on the down-low. Showbiz411 adds:
Moss has never been a vocal Scientologist, unlike Tom Cruise, John Travolta and a number of other celebrities. She’s kept it mostly to herself. But Remini’s series obviously hit a sore spot for her.
It pays to remember that Elisabeth was born into it, which makes it more understandable, but also sadder. Leah also joined as a child, but has since seen her way out. In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Leah was extremely gracious about her relationship with Elizabeth.
“Elisabeth Moss believes that she can’t talk to me. There’s a thing in Scientology called ‘acceptable truth.’ It means you only say what’s acceptable to the public. But she believes that I’m an antisocial personality — because I’ve spoken out against Scientology. So she isn’t allowed to talk to me. And me knowing that, I wouldn’t put her in the awkward position.”
So no hard feelings on Leah’s part. Leah’s show is really good and she’s got balls of steel, scary stiletto fingernails, a fantastic Brooklyn accent and very loud voice, which she is using to help families torn apart by the ghost of L. Ron Hubbard. In her THR interview, Leah added:
“I don’t hold anything against Elisabeth Moss other than she’s continuing to support a group that is abusive and destroying families.
That’s for her to learn — just as I needed to learn it.”
Because of the way cults work. Elisabeth’s relationship with her entire family is probably on the line, so I can understand why she’d stay in the church. Plus, her career is going like gangbusters, perhaps due in part to Scientology’s grip on the industry. I’m a bit obsessed with cults and Scientology is one of the most compellingly bonkers one out there right now. I used to wait for its downfall with bated breath, but now that slot is reserved for the current administration. You have to pick your battles. But still, #teamleah.