Nancy Cartwright's 'defense' of Scientology is the saddest thing ever - 2016-08-04

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F347.png Nancy Cartwright's 'defense' of Scientology is the saddest thing ever August 4, 2016, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker

You may have seen the short clip put out yesterday by the Associated Press which features voice actress Nancy Cartwright — who plays Bart on The Simpsons — talking about her unhappiness with Lawrence Wright's 2013 book Going Clear and the 2015 documentary that filmmaker Alex Gibney made from it.

We looked around, but we couldn't find any evidence of whether this was just an advance look at a larger piece by the AP about her, or about Scientology. It's just a short thing, and it's not clear why Cartwright is being asked now about a film that's been out for more than a year and that garnered three Emmy awards, including the year's best television feature documentary.

And as for her specific complaints about the book and film, well, they really aren't very specific. Here's the entirety of what she says in the clip...


{{cite news | author = Tony Ortega | title = Nancy Cartwright's 'defense' of Scientology is the saddest thing ever | url = https://tonyortega.org/2016/08/04/nancy-cartwrights-defense-of-scientology-is-the-saddest-thing-ever/ | work = Underground Bunker | date = August 4, 2016 | accessdate = August 21, 2017 }}