Are Will Smith and Jada Pinkett set to become the next Scientology celebrity trophies?

Live News reports that “according to reports in the US, Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett are being groomed to become the new face of the controversial Church of Scientology.” Live News cites Radar Magazine as saying that the “Hollywood mega couple have been touted by the Church to help spread information on its practices.” Radar is also quoted as saying that “The Church has also set its sights on African Americans”, referring to its courtship of Smith and Pinkett and its 2003 opening of a Harlem Scientology center. According to Live News, Smith and Scientology mascot Tom Cruise are becoming close friends. Smith, moreover, is said to have been seen handing out cards for what Live News described as “”free” Scientology “personality tests”” on the set of his new movie Hancock. Live News also remarks that Smith has “even taken to one of Scientology’s favourite past-times – handing out lawsuits – after the World Entertainment News Network misquoted him after he suggested Adolf Hitler’s evil tendencies could have been cured by Scientology.”

Tom Cruise, Jada Pinkett and Will Smith at premiere of I am Legend at Madison Square Garden, New York City, December 2007 (Source: Suburban Chicago News)

UPDATE: Will Smith denies allegations that he has become a Scientologist.

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3 Responses to “Are Will Smith and Jada Pinkett set to become the next Scientology celebrity trophies?”
  1. Stoobs says:

    The way to deal with this shit is simple. If a scientology mouthpiece appears in a movie, don’t go to see it, don’t rent it, don’t buy it. If you must see it, steal it. If joining the cult of scientology removes the ability of celebrities to make money, they’ll stop joining, or at least stop admitting it openly (which for PR purposes is just as good/bad, depending on your perspective.)

    Signing on to scientology should be the death of an actor’s career. And with a little work, it can be.

  2. BlackSun says:

    “I Am Legend” was gripping for the first 80% of the movie. Then it degenerated into formulaic “God has a plan” crap at the end. Wonder if Scientology had anything to do with that?

    If Smith does come out as a public Scientologist, I will be far less likely to want to see his films.

  3. Rachel says:

    I agree with Stoobs: We need to start boycotting their movies. Has anybody started compiling a list to facilitate this?

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