The old saying goes, “Never pick a fight with anyone who buys ink by the barrel.”
A modern translation, “Never pick a fight with anyone who has a large social media profile.”
And with that in mind, we see this statement from David Miscavige this morning:
Good Morning America reported Tuesday that they had received comment from the Church of Scientology that said, “We know this may come as a surprise to someone as self-absorbed as Ms. Remini, but we could care less if she wins or loses on Dancing With the Stars.”
One thing you can ALWAYS tell from Miscavige’s media and court statements — his buttons.
Coming from perhaps the most self-absorbed person imaginable, this follows other classics that have emanated from the “church” of Scientology. “There is no such thing as disconnection.” “We are expanding, look at all the new churches Mr. Miscavige has opened.” “Paul Haggis is a washed-up nobody”, “Lawrence Wright is a tabloid writer” and “Leah Remini is wasting the police’s time with a stunt by reporting Shelly Miscavige is missing.” There are many more. In fact, almost every utterance you see ascribed to the church of Scientology is an over-the-top “attack” or outright lie.
Here is some good PR advice for the deaf ears of David Miscavige: When you mistreat and abuse people and their families and lie to them, just take a few hits and shut up. Pretend you have some grace and dignity. And this goes BIG TIME when the person concerned has media hanging on her every word AND has more charm and class and humor in her pinkie fingernail than you could ever dream of having.
It COULD get worse. Way worse. You have some REALLY big downsides if you continue to push back and try to be “right” and dismiss Leah as a nobody that is beneath your high station.
Until you are willing to go on Dancing With the Stars (or talk to ANY MEDIA at all) life is likely going to get more and more uncomfortable.
And stop treating the rest of the world as if they are too stupid to see through you. Clearly you DO CARE whether Leah Remini succeeds or not. If you DIDNT care, you would not even bother with that stupid statement just that just confirms for everyone on earth what a vindictive, mean-spirited little man you are….