Glee actress/singer Lea Michele has become the center of a growing blowback from her former co-stars this week. Samantha Ware, Amber Riley, drag queen Willam and Alex Newell have all called out Michelle for her on-set treatment.
It started when Ware, who had a regular role in Glee‘s sixth season, replied to a tweet by Michele showing solidarity for the protests against the killing of George Floyd.
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“LMAO REMEMBER WHEN YOU MADE MY FIRST TELEVISON GIG A LIVING HELL?!?!,” Ware tweeted. “CAUSE ILL NEVER FORGET. I BELIEVE YOU TOLD EVERYONE THAT IF TOU HAD THE OPPORTUNITY YOU WOULD ‘SH*T IN MY WIG!’ AMONGST OTHER TRAUMATIC MICROAGRESSIONS THAT MADE ME QUESTION A CAREER IN HOLLYWOOD.”
LMAO REMEMBER WHEN YOU MADE MY FIRST TELEVISON GIG A LIVING HELL?!?! CAUSE ILL NEVER FORGET. I BELIEVE YOU TOLD EVERYONE THAT IF TOU HAD THE OPPORTUNITY YOU WOULD “SHIT IN MY WIG!” AMONGST OTHER TRAUMATIC MICROAGRESSIONS THAT MADE ME QUESTION A CAREER IN HOLLYWOOD… https://t.co/RkcaMBmtDA
— SAMEYAAAAAA (@Sammie_Ware) June 2, 2020
Co-star Newell then tweeted her support of Ware, saying “When my friends goes through something traumatic I also go through it… that’s what friendship is… and if you can’t understand that then you’re part of the problem… and that’s on PERIODT! And I mean that for both sides of this coin!”
I’m gonna say this one time… when my friends goes through something traumatic I also go through it… that’s what friendship is… and if you can’t understand that then you’re part of the problem… and that’s on PERIODT! And I mean that for both sides of this coin!
— Alex Newell (@thealexnewell) June 2, 2020
Amber Riley, who played Mercedes Jones on the show, tweeted a gif of herself sipping tea, apparently in support of the allegations against Michele.
— Amber Patrice Riley (@MsAmberPRiley) June 2, 2020
Former RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant Willam also had a brief, uncredited appearance on the fourth season of Glee as well. Upon seeing Newell’s tweet, he added his own experience.
Lea treated me so subhuman i left the set of Glee. Pass the ? https://t.co/LKCHadWLqI
— Willam (@willam) June 2, 2020
“Lea treated me so subhuman I left the set of Glee,” he wrote. “Pass the [popcorn].”
Michele has yet to comment on the allegations from her former co-stars.
Nasty Lea has long responded; keep up, Queerty!
This just in: person long known to be a shitty person acts shittily. Film at 11.
“Former ‘Glee’ co-stars accuse Lea Michelle of terrible on-set behavior”
WRONG HEADLINE- IT SHOULD READ.
“Former ‘Glee’ co-stars accuse Lea Michelle of RACIST behavior on-set”
nows not the time to show queertys white fragility. maybe you need some new editors for some more intelligent queer reporting.
These were just allegations and its kind of lame that HelloFresh dropped her simply based on allegations. Although I don’t know the full context here, saying you want to “Sh*t in someone’s wig” is mean but is it racist? I work w a bunch of black females who think that if anyone looks at them the wrong way that you are being a racist. It may not be a popular opinion right now, but so many black people have such a chip on their shoulder and think that EVERY unpleasant action taken towards them is a racially motivated act rather than its b/c they are a d-bag.
So to claim Lea Michele isn’t racist, you spend your post attacking back women.
PLEASE, somebody send us some smarter trolls!!!
There have been stories about her for years. The fact that none of her co-stars have come out to defend her, and in fact seem to have piled on is really really telling.
You’d have never imagined as Glee premiered, the level of controversy that would come out of its cast – drug overdoses, on set bullying, Pedophilia, suicide, etc.
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