To reveal some previously secret part of someone’s life, originally from someone coming “out of the closet” as gay.
Jerry Seinfeld has outed himself from the proverbial closet of Scientology to proclaim his devotion to the religion cult. The Bee Movie star went so far as to tell Parade that Scientology was helpful to his career:
In my early years of stand-up, it was very helpful. I took a couple of courses. One of them was in communication, and I learned some things about communication that really got my act going. They (Scientologists) have a lot of very good technology. That’s what really appealed to me about it. It’s not faith-based. It’s all technology. And I’m obsessed with technology.
All of a sudden everything is becoming perfectly clear. See, I always thought Seinfeld was a prick because of his unfunny, obnoxious style of observational comedy. But this whole time it was just because he was a stupid fucking Scientologist! Hey asshole! You know who else has good technology? The Japanese! Why not move to Japan? Or if you don’t like sushi, you could just stay over here and bow down to the great gods of Circuity City. No, no — you’re right, worshiping a shammy religion about the alien ruler Xenu and his “Galactic Confederacy” makes much more sense.