- The Washington Times - Monday, January 8, 2018

Elisabeth Moss is being branded a hypocrite on social media after she wore black in solidarity with the #MeToo movement and gave a rousing acceptance speech in support of feminism during Sunday night’s Golden Globe Awards — all while remaining a prominent member of the highly controversial Church of Scientology.

Ms. Moss, who accepted a best actress award for her starring role in Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian novel “The Handmaid’s Tale,” quoted Ms. Atwood in her speech and thanked “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.”

The speech was praised in some circles as a feminist rallying cry, but many social media users discounted her words as hollow due to her continued affiliation with the Church of Scientology. The organization, plagued by allegations of rampant harassment and abuse, has faced renewed scrutiny stemming from Leah Remini’s Emmy Award-winning docuseries “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.”

Ms. Moss, who was raised in Scientology, has defended her beliefs in the past, telling an Instagram user in August that “religious freedom and tolerance and understanding the truth and equal rights for every race, religion and creed are extremely important” to her.

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