Jada Pinkett Smith: 'I am not a Scientologist'

By Karen Butler  |  Sept. 19, 2017 at 7:06 PM
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Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Actress Jada Pinkett Smith has taken to Twitter to declare, "I am not a Scientologist."

"I recently lit Shabbat candles with Rabbi Bentley at Temple Sinai... but I am not Jewish," reads the first of many tweets she posted early Tuesday.

"I have prayed in mosques all over the world... but I am not a Muslim," she wrote.

"I have read the Bhagavad Gita... but I am not a Hindu," she added.

"I have chanted and meditated in some of the most magnificent temples on earth... but I am not a Buddhist," she followed up.

"I have studied Dianetics, and appreciate the merits of Study Tech... but I am not a Scientologist." another post said.

"I practice human kindness, and I believe that we each have the right to determine what we are and what we are not," Pinkett Smith said.

"NO ONE ELSE can hold that power," were her final words on the matter.

Pinkett-Smith's remarks came after actress Leah Remini, a former Scientologist and now a vocal critic of the controversial religion, told The Daily Beast in an interview published Saturday: "I know Jada's in. I know Jada's in. She's been in Scientology a long time. I never saw [her husband] Will [Smith] there, but I saw Jada at the Celebrity Centre. They opened up a Scientology school, and have since closed it. But Jada, I had seen her at the Scientology Celebrity Centre all the time."

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