Earlier this week, you may recall that we sent ourselves into a panicky tailspin when we saw reports that Hilary Duff might be dabbling in Scientology. According to a tweet she posted last night, though, we might have jumped the gun a little bit. Whatever. You can never be too careful.
This all got started because Hilary was seen at Coachella with her friend Alanna Masterson, who’s the sister of celeb-Scientologist Danny Masterson and a hard-core Scientologist herself. She took her first class at thirteen, and she hasn’t stopped since, so when we saw Hilary in her company, rocking a weird tattoo with triangle imagery, which is big in the Church of Scientology, we got understandably worried.
It’s not that we don’t think Hilary is a smart lady, it’s just that we’ve lost soldiers in this battle before (Laura Prepon, Elisabeth Moss, etc.), which has taught us that resisting the powerful lure of Xenu is apparently a task that requires constant vigilance — at least for celebrities.
But apparently Hilary is still immune to the passion of L. Ron Hubbard’s embrace, as she’s saying her tattoo (whether permanent or otherwise), has nothing to do with the religion:
My favorite moon is out tonight which is what arm tattoo actually stands for in case anyone was confused …
— Hilary Duff (@HilaryDuff) May 2, 2014
Okayyyy that’s fine, but forgive us if we aren’t totally relieved. Because if you saw that people were confused about your tat, you also saw why, and you know people are speculating you’re converting to Scientology…so why not respond to that? Why make it all about the tattoo, when it’s clearly not?
I’m glad she’s not sporting COS-ink or whatever, but it does very little for my peace of mind that she didn’t just come out and say she’s not converting. Meeeeep. Be strong, Hilary! Do it for Luca!