Kirstie Alley lashes out at 'bigot' Leah Remini over leaving Scientology
Kirstie Alley gave both barrels to former Scientologist Leah Remini this week, telling Howard Stern that Remini was being "repulsive" and is a "bigot" for denouncing the church after she left. She even quit following her on Twitter. yes, it's that serious.
“I think that is the most repulsive thing that a person can do is attack another person’s faith, she told Stern on Wednesday. But when he asked if Alley was angry because Leah is so vocal about it, she fired a bigger volley.
“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 bullis---," she said. “However, 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.”
Of course, it's not even like Remini was her friend, anyway. So there.
“The truth is I don’t think I’ve seen Leah for like seven or eight years, not for any reason other than I’m acting and she’s acting," she said. "I didn’t care if she was in or out, I honestly didn't.”
But that doesn't mean they will ever be besties, anyway, because Remini's behavior is inexcusable, Alley said.
“I have blocked her on Twitter. Because she’s a bigot!” she told Stern, before using his Jewish faith as an example. “If she was saying … Jews are evil, Jews are a cult, would they be your friend? They wouldn’t be mine. …It’s not selective. I just won’t have people in my life that are that.”
For her part, Leah seemed to take it all in stride, telling TMZ, "I just wish the best for people." She did admit she hadn't heard what Alley said in the first place, though. That's probably for the best.