Actress and scientologist Kirstie Alley has some choice words for former friend Leah Remini, who left the Church of Scientology this past summer after feeling attacked by leaders in the organization. And the “Kirstie” star didn’t hold back her feelings when talking with Howard Stern Wednesday morning.
Alley called Remini “repulsive” and “a bigot” over her public comments about the Church and admits feeling “bitterly betrayed” by her one-time friend.
“I think that is the most repulsive thing that a person can do, is attack another person’s faith,” Alley told Stern.
She also took issue with Remini’s claim that church members abandon those who leave. “First of all, I just want everyone to know that I have hundreds of friends who have come into Scientology and left Scientology…You’re not shunned, you’re not chased. All that stuff’s bullish*t,” Alley said.
“When you are generalizing and when your goal is to malign and to say things about an entire group…when you decide to blanket statement that Scientology is evil, you are my enemy,” she added.
The comedienne shared that she’s officially blocked Remini on Twitter. “If she was saying … Jews are evil, Jews are a cult, would they be your friend?” she asked Stern, who is Jewish. “They wouldn’t be mine.”
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