Actress Elizabeth Moss, the star for the Hulu series “The Handmaid’s Tale,” has been busted for the crime of being feminist while Scientologist.
Winning yet another award at the Golden Globes on Sunday night for her portrayal of June Osborne in the show that may as well have been lifted directly from Margaret Sanger’s nightmares, Moss’ acceptance speech came with more than just a few #MeToo Easter eggs.
First, she shared a quote from the show’s original author, Margaret Atwood: “We were the people who were not in the papers. We lived in the blank white spaces at the edge of print. It gave us more freedom. We lived in the gaps between the stories.”
Moss then dedicated her award to Margaret Atwood and the women in “blank white spaces.”
“This is for you and all of the women who came before you and after you, who were brave enough to speak out against intolerance and injustice and to fight for equality and freedom in this world,” exclaimed Moss. “We no longer live in the blank white spaces at the edge of print. We no longer live in the gaps between the stories. We are the story in print. And we are writing the story ourselves.”
The word hypocrite and Hollywood have virtually become synonymous at this point. But as Dennis Rodman once said, “Life is like a swimming pool. You dive into the water, but you can’t see how deep it is.” The same could be said for Hollywood hypocrisy — there’s always a deeper pool.
So, how deep is Elizabeth Moss’ pool? About six feet under a grave marked L. Ron Hubbard. Yes, the handmaid is a noted Scientologist. If you don’t know how hypocritical it is to star in a show about the mass abuse of women while shilling for Scientology, then get a Hulu account ASAP and watch ex-Scientologist Leah Remini’s A&E show. There, you’ll learn about an institution Remini alleges imprisons human beings against their will, tears families apart when a member defects, harasses defectors at their homes, and forces women to have abortions. Basically everything “The Handmaid’s Tale” warns against. Irony is quickly catching up with hypocrisy in the race of words synonymous with Hollywood.
Here’s how “les deplorables” have responded to Moss on Twitter:
So, is Elizabeth Moss just one of those Scientologists-in-name-only or a true believer? According to ex-Scientologist Leah Remini, she’s a true believer. Leading up to the Emmy Awards last year, Remini said that Moss would not be talking to her at the show due to the religion’s rule mandating that she avoid all contact with a “suppressive person” — Scientology speak for defector.