Kirstie Bashes Leah Remini as 'Bigot,' 'Enemy'
By ROBERT PACE
December 05, 2013
In the wake of Leah Remini's departure from the Church of Scientology, Kirstie Alley slams the former King of Queens star for the comments she made upon her exit this past summer.
Alley's conversation with Howard Stern on his radio show The Howard Stern Show on Tuesday about being a Scientologist fleshed out to Stern asking the actress for her thoughts on recent Scientology castoff Leah Remini.
"First of all, I just want everyone to know: I have hundreds of friends and people that I know that have come into Scientology and left Scientology. ... You're not shunned; you're not chased. All that's just bulls***," Alley frankly declared.
Remini opted to part ways with the Church of Scientology in July, expressing her wide discontent with the religion. Alley took exception to Remini's general criticism of Scientology as a Scientologist herself.
"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 'Scientology is evil,' you are my enemy."
Alley, who recently premiered her new sitcom Kirstie, admits that she hasn't seen Remini in seven or eight years because of their busy acting schedules. After Remini's sour split from Scientology, Alley says she has no desire to be in contact with her.
"I have blocked her on Twitter," Alley admitted when prompted by Stern, "because she's a bigot. ... It's not selective. I just won't have people in my life that are that. ... If somebody's sitting there badmouthing your religion and saying that it's hideous and evil, that's not going to be your friend."
Listen to the full interview below (WARNING: contains mature language).