We Stand Tall

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We Stand Tall is a 1990 music video produced by the Church of Scientology. It features many individuals, including current Scientology leader, David Miscavige. Many of the participants have either come to publicly criticize the practices of the Church or have disappeared.[1][2][3]

The video features Miscavige, Mike Rinder, Marty Rathbun, Heber Jentzsch, and Shelly Miscavige.

Reception[edit]

The video was parodied by Saturday Night Live (with the organization's name changed to "Neurotology" for the video), updated with supposed on-screen annotations as to where each individual in the music video currently resides and what they're up to. Many of the footnotes are satirical towards Scientology – "missing" is often used in the video, an alleged reference to individuals like Michele Miscavige,[4] who some have alleged is missing, while others claim she has been imprisoned by the Church.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Scientology Singalong Video "We Stand Tall" Features David Miscavige (VIDEO)". The Huffington Post. 20 June 2011. Retrieved 17 April 2015.
  2. ^ "'We Stand Tall': This Is The 1990 Video 'SNL' Just Eviscerated". The Inquisitr. 2015-04-06. Retrieved 2018-01-29.
  3. ^ "'SNL' skewered Scientology in this parody recruitment video". Business Insider. Retrieved 2018-01-29.
  4. ^ ""We Stand Tall": This Is The 1990 Video "SNL" Just Eviscerated". Inquisitr. 5 April 2015. Retrieved 17 April 2015.
  5. ^ Lutz, Ashley (3 July 2012). "Scientology leader David Miscavige's wife has been missing since 2006". Business Insider. Retrieved 24 March 2013.