Leah Remini 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 is 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 “the air out of the room” full of celebrities by bringing up the controversial organization.
“Love it,” she wrote.
Carmichael cracked the brazen joke while standing 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 over the Hollywood Foreign Press Association having no black voters.
“Look, I’m just a host briefly or whatever, but I have a pitch: I think maybe we take these three things and exchange them for the safe return of Shelly Miscavige,” the stand-up comedian said as the crowd simultaneously laughed awkwardly and gasped.
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 advocating for information about Shelly’s whereabouts. She even once speculated that the so-called Queen of Scientology is dead.
The “King of Queens” alum has said she first became suspicious when Shelly was absent from Cruise’s 2006 wedding to Katie Holmes.
“Shelly was always with her husband. She was his shadow, not only because she was married to him but also because she was his top aide. For her not to be in attendance was not only unusual but also unimaginable,” Remini tweeted in November 2022 while reflecting on the “wedding of the century.”
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 just days later that its officers had located Shelly and met with her in person.
The department subsequently closed the case.
Nonetheless, Remini has continued to use her platform to talk about Shelly.
As recently as November, she penned a 20-part Twitter thread accusing an LAPD officer of dropping the case in exchange for a $20,000 donation to youth programs.
The department released 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, has 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.”