Timing is everything. On Friday, Oct. 30, just hours after Leah Remini sat down with ABC’s 20/20 in an exclusive interview about Scientology, Kirstie Alley took to social media to express her thoughts — in someone else’s words.
The Look Who’s Talking star, 64, retweeted a post from pal Jenna Elfman, also a fellow Scientologist, that could be seen as a dig toward Remini, 45.
“What is important to me? I give a damn about making the world a better place,” the quote read. “I care about seeing others smile with genuine happiness. I think the world needs more of that. I’m not interested in sensationalism. I’m interested in seeing other people do well. And spreading kindness, warmth and sincerity. I never forget to appreciate the absurd. And I find it uplifting to admire what’s right in others. I also find it pleasurable to be totally ridiculous. xo Jenna.”
Though Alley has remained mum recently with her reactions toward Remini’s decision to tell all about her experiences with the church, the Drop Dead Gorgeous actress has addressed her feud with Remini in the past.
“She left the religion and she was very critical,” Alley told Howard Stern in January. “That’s just sort of water under the bridge. There’s nothing going on and there was nothing going on for years. I didn’t shun her, but if a lotto people are rejecting you, at some point you gotta ask, ‘What am I doing?’ I mean, that’s what I would have asked myself.”
When Remini first announced her decision to leave the church in 2013 after 30 years, Alley told Stern at the time that the King of Queens star’s anti-Scientology remarks were “bulls—t” and called her a "bigot."
“The thing about me is I don’t care what religion you are,” Alley said at the time. “If someone is attacking your religion, I will have your back, and I will defend you I think that is the most repulsive thing a person can do, attack another person’s faith.”
Earlier that year, Remini had told Ellen DeGeneres that she lost friends she’d had “for dozens of years” when she decided to leave the organization.
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