Leah Remini praises Jerrod Carmichael’s Shelly Miscavige joke

Leah Remini has praised Jerrod Carmichael after he joked about the alleged disappearance of Scientologist Shelly Miscavige while hosting the 2023 Golden Globe Awards on Tuesday.

“Thank you Jerrod Carmichael! Where’s Shelly?? #GoldenGlobes2023 #GoldenGlobes,” the former church member turned outspoken critic tweeted alongside a video of Carmichael’s quip.

Remini, 52, also responded to a tweet about the “Carmichael Show” alum, 35, sucking “air out of the room” full of celebrities by bringing up the controversial organization.

“Like,” she wrote.

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Leah Remini has supported Jerrod Carmichael after he joked about the alleged disappearance of Scientologist Shelly Miscavige while hosting the 2023 Golden Globes.
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Carmichael cracked the cheeky joke as he stood on stage at the Beverly Hilton with three Golden Globe trophies in his arms, teasing that they were the ones infamous Scientologist Tom Cruise returned in 2021 on the Hollywood Foreign Press Association n having no black voters.

“Look, I’m just a host briefly or whatever, but I have a point: I think maybe we’ll take those three things and trade them for the safe return of Shelly Miscavige,” the official said. comedian as the crowd laughed simultaneously. awkwardly and gasped.

Jerrod Carmichael holding three Golden Globe Awards.
Carmichael joked that Tom Cruise’s trophies could be traded for the “safe return” of Miscavige.
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Shelly, who has not been seen in public since August 2007, is the wife of Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige, who is close friends with Cruise.

Since leaving Scientology in 2013, Remini has joined a slew of people clamoring for information about Shelly’s whereabouts. She even speculated that the so-called queen of Scientology was dead.

David Miscavige and Shelly Miscavige posing together.
Shelly, seen here with her husband, Scientology leader David Miscavige, has not been seen in public for nearly two decades.

The former “King of Queens” said she first became suspicious when Shelly was absent from Cruise’s 2006 wedding to Katie Holmes.

“Shelly was still with her husband. She was his shadow, not only because she was married to him, but also because she was his main assistant. For her, not being present was not only unusual but also unimaginable. Remini tweeted in November 2022 reflecting on the “wedding of the century”.

Tom Cruise poses for a photo on a red carpet.
Remini started wondering where Shelly was at Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ wedding in 2006.
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The ‘Kevin Can Wait’ alum went so far as to file a missing person report for Shelly in 2013, but the Los Angeles Police Department claimed days later that its officers had located Shelly and met her in person.

The ministry then closed the file.

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Remini filed a missing person report for Shelly in 2013.
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Nonetheless, Remini continued to use her platform to talk about Shelly.

As recently as November, she wrote a 20-part Twitter thread accusing an LAPD officer of dropping the case in exchange for donating $20,000 to youth programs.

Leah Remini signing a copy of her book.
Remini continued to investigate Shelly’s whereabouts.

The department issued a statement shortly after the ‘Second Act’ star’s tweets went viral, reiterating that in 2014 “detectives found [Shelly] to be alive and safe, and subsequently closed the missing persons investigation.

Remini, who had been a Scientologist since age 8, detailed her experience with the church in her 2015 memoir, “Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology,” as well as her Emmy-winning docuseries, “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath. ”

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