Scientology and Seinfeld: What's the Deal?

Comic dabbled—not that there's anything wrong with that
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 30, 2007 11:34 AM CDT
Actor Jerry Seinfeld arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Bee Movie," Sunday, Oct. 28, 2007, in the Westwood section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Weeks)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – After raising a ruckus by acknowledging that he dabbled in Scientology, Jerry Seinfeld has cleared the record: “It is not my complete wacko resume. It’s just one aspect!” Seinfeld said he spent his younger days exploring “self-help things” —meditation, Aikido, yoga, and karate. Of Scientology, he told "Access Hollywood," “I just did a little, but I liked it.”

Seinfeld originally lauded the controversial belief system for helping his act, saying it "really helped me to understand how you have to invade the space of the audience a little bit." But the 53-year-old now emphasizes that when he "was a young man in my 20s," he did a lot of "flitting from thing to thing."