Saturday 21 October 2017

‘That 70s Show’ actor Danny Masterson tells ‘Scientology haters’ to go f*** themselves

CHICAGO, IL - JULY 31: Danny Masterson attends during Lollapalooza Weekend at The Underground on July 31, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - JULY 31: Danny Masterson attends during Lollapalooza Weekend at The Underground on July 31, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)
Freya Drohan

Freya Drohan

American actor and practicing Scientologist Danny Masterson has told haters of his religion exactly what he thinks of them in an expletive-filled interview.

Danny Masterson gave an interview to Paper magazine at the Sundance Film Festival ahead of the premiere of controversial documentary ‘Going Clear :Scientology and the Prison of Belief’.

"I heard about that documentary,” Masterson told the magazine. “The documentary where they interviewed eight people who hate Scientology. Should be pretty interesting. I wonder if Sundance would allow a documentary of, like, eight people who hate Judaism. But you know, my religion's fair game, I guess, 'cause it's new.”

The actor, best known for playing Steven in That 70s Show alongside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, continued that the book which inspired the documentary was “basically like 200 lies”.

Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, and Danny Masterson arrive at the premiere of USA Films''
Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, and Danny Masterson arrive at the premiere of USA Films'' "Traffic" December 14, 2000 at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Theatre in Beverly Hills, CA. (Photo by Chris Weeks/Liaison)

“Everything in Scientology is just based on logic…the word Scientology means the study of knowledge,” he added. Masterson (38) has practiced the religion since the age of 8.

This was the first occasion that Masterson publicly spoke about his faith, and he promised it won’t be the last.

“I love doing it and have no problem doing it,” he said. "I work, I have a family and I'm a spiritual being who likes to understand why things happen in the world and want to learn more so that I can have them not affect me adversely. So if that's weird, then, well, you can go f—k yourself."

Concluding the interview, he said that, “There’s nothing else to it. Ron L Hubbard is a f**king guy who wrote awesome s--t that I love studying.”

Actor Danny Masterson attends Black Label Media hosted party for The Art of Elysium and Elysium Industry with guest host James Franco on January 24, 2015 in Park City, Utah.
Actor Danny Masterson attends Black Label Media hosted party for The Art of Elysium and Elysium Industry with guest host James Franco on January 24, 2015 in Park City, Utah.

Danny is married to fellow actress and Scientologist Bijou Phillips, with whom he has a one-year-old daughter Fianna Frances.

The couple were married on October 2011 in a private castle in Ireland.

Danny Masterson and Bijou Phillips during
Danny Masterson and Bijou Phillips during "Hostel: Part II" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals at Mann's Chinese 6 in Hollywood, California, United States.

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