Previous Glee Stars Accuse Lea Michele of Bigotry, Harassment

Glee star Lea Michele has little to sing about today. When she tweeted a message about the death of George Floyd with the hashtag #blacklivesmatter on Monday night, costar Samantha Ware implicated her of making her life “an ordeal” – triggering a series of actions from other black stars who appeared on Glee. The tweets got a lot steam, they have actually currently cost Michele a recommendation offer.

Ware, who played Jane Howard in the musical program’s last season, called out Michele’s treatment of her on the set, mentioning “terrible microaggressions.”

LMAO REMEMBER WHEN YOU MADE MY FIRST TELEVISON GIG A LIVING HELL?!?! CAUSE ILL ALWAYS REMEMBER. I THINK YOU INFORMED EVERYBODY THAT IF TOU HAD THE CHANCE YOU WOULD “SHIT IN MY WIG!” AMONG OTHER TRAUMATIC MICROAGRESSIONS THAT MADE ME CONCERN A PROFESSION IN HOLLYWOOD… https://t.co/RkcaMBmtDA

— SAMEYAAAAAA (@Sammie_Ware) June 2, 2020

That led other Glee alums to chime in about Michele’s supposed habits, consisting of Alex Newell (who played Distinct and is presently starring in Zoey’s Amazing Playlist):

Kid we ain’t got not a damn thing to lie about 6 years later on! pic.twitter.com/TPRlKQdGLf

— Alex Newell (@thealexnewell) June 2, 2020

Drag entertainer Willam included:

Lea treated me so subhuman i left the set of Glee. Pass the 🍿 https://t.co/LKCHadWLqI

— Willam (@willam) June 2, 2020

Dabier Snell, who appeared in one episode of Glee, then leapt in to state Michele informed him he didn’t belong at a table with other cast members:

WOMAN YOU WOULDNT Allow Me To SIT AT THE TABLE WITH THE OTHER CAST MEMBERS TRIGGER “I DIDNT BELONG THERE” FUCK YOU LEA https://t.co/s4NoLdtqRs

— Dabier (@OfficialDabier) June 2, 2020

Amber Riley, who played Mercedes, likewise published some response GIFs.

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— Amber Patrice Riley (@MsAmberPRiley) June 2, 2020

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— Amber Patrice Riley (@MsAmberPRiley) June 2, 2020

Trans New York City entertainer Linux TheRobot remembered her time as an additional on Glee:

When we recorded this scene the whole team was SO HAPPY. Lastly got to see her get struck by eggs for 7 hours of recording over and over and over once again pic.twitter.com/7FnRJVHscZ

— linux #BLACKLIVESMATTER (@linuxtherobot) June 2, 2020

Yvette Nicole Brown, who costarred with Michele in the brief comedy The Mayor, included:

I felt each of those uppercase. ✊🏾

— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) June 2, 2020

In a fan thread about Glee’s “bothersome” cast members, Kevin McHale (who played Artie) just safeguarded Chord Overstreet:

incorrect

— Kevin McHale (@druidDUDE) June 2, 2020

chord

— Kevin McHale (@druidDUDE) June 2, 2020

Abigail Breslin, who starred with Michele on Scream Queens, liked some tweets that supported Ware’s allegations, as did Michele’s previous costars on The Mayor Marcel Spears and Bernard D. Jones.

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Following the tweets, HelloFresh revealed that they had actually severed ties with the starlet. The meal-kit business has actually been including her in projects considering that January.

HelloFresh does not excuse bigotry nor discrimination of any kind. We are discouraged and dissatisfied to discover of the current claims worrying Lea Michele. We take this extremely seriously, and have actually ended our collaboration with Lea Michele, efficient instantly.

— HelloFresh United States (@HelloFresh) June 2, 2020

Michele reacted to the tweets Wednesday early morning, stating in a declaration to Individuals: “While I do not keep in mind ever making this particular declaration and I have actually never ever evaluated others by their background or color of their skin, that’s not actually the point. What matters is that I plainly acted in methods which harm other individuals. Whether it was my fortunate position and point of view that triggered me to be viewed as insensitive or improper sometimes or whether it was simply my immaturity and me simply being needlessly tough, I excuse my habits and for any discomfort which I have actually triggered. All of us can grow and alter and I have actually absolutely utilized these past a number of months to assess my own drawbacks.”

She included, “I am a number of months from ending up being a mom and I understand I require to keep working to much better myself and take duty for my actions, so that I can be a genuine good example for my kid therefore I can pass along my lessons and errors, so that they can gain from me. I listened to these criticisms and I am finding out and while I am extremely sorry, I will be much better in the future from this experience.”

The starlet, who played Rachel Berry for the totality of Glee‘s 6 seasons, was formerly implicated of queen habits in costar Naya Rivera’s narrative.

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