Tucker Carlson, of course, has has nightly opinion show to talk about the political topics of the day. Fox News, though, is so happy with the controversial anchor that they’ve given him his own talk show as well.
On Wednesday, Carlson invited Kirstie Alley on his show. The actress is one of the more prominent Conservatives in Hollywood. She is also a practitioner of Scientology and was eager to tell Carlson what the religion has done for her.
Alley told Carlson, “You aren’t really allowed to say this in the very liberal community because they think what you’re saying is stigmatizing mental illness. Well this is what I’m here to say — I don’t think you’re mentally ill if you’re depressed.”
Later in the interview, the actress continued:
“If I had a parent that I could have said that to and they would go “OK, I’ll help you” you know whatever. Because, you know people are suffering, they do have anxiety, they do have things.But I — You know people say to me ‘well you’re a Scientologist.’ I feel lucky that I’m a Scientologist. Because in Scientology that is what part of and what you do is you find out why you’re so screwed up. And you find out why are you depressed, there’s a reason people are depressed.”
Carlson at least pushed back on this rant, asking, “I think you’re supposed to see a psychiatrist though? Isn’t that the law?” Alley said she didn’t agree.
Watch a clip of the interview below, courtesy of Fox News:
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