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'SNL' Spoofed Church Of Scientology With A Scathing Fake Ad

04/05/2015 11:19 am ET | Updated Apr 06, 2015

Alex Gibney's Scientology documentary "Going Clear" premiered on HBO last week, unveiling a slew of shocking allegations against the Church and previously unknown stories about the celebrities at its center. But just in case you missed the film, "Saturday Night Live" mocked the Church with a scathing fake ad.

"SNL" ran an old music video for the obviously made-up Church of Neurotology, in which members sing about Diametrics, clearly a spoof on L. Ron Hubbard's Dianetics. As they sing, the updated advertisement reveals what has happened to the members since the fake 1990 music video, alluding to the allegations of abuse and missing members referenced in Gibney's doc.

The Church of Scientology has spoken out against "Going Clear" in an official statement you can read here.

CLARIFICATION: The headline of this story has been updated to clarify that the "SNL" ad spoofed the Church of Scientology, not the "Going Clear" documentary.

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