Leah Remini is giving Jerrod Carmichael a round of applause for one of his head-turning quips.
During the 2023 Golden Globes Jan. 10, which the comedian hosted, he appeared onstage following a commercial break with three awards, joking that they were the ones that Tom Cruise returned in 2021 amid the controversy surrounding the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s lack of diversity.
But it was his jab at the Church of Scientology, of which Cruise is a member, that gave everyone pause.
“I’m just the host or whatever, but I have a pitch,” Carmichael said. “I think maybe we take these three things and exchange them for the safe return of Shelly Miscavige.”
Remini, a former Scientologist, has expressed concern over Shelly, who is the wife of Scientology leader David Miscavige. Shelly’s alleged last public appearance is reported to be in 2007.
Moments after Carmichael’s joke, the King of Queens star responded on Twitter, writing, “Thank you Jerrod Carmichael! Where is Shelly??”