“Glee” star Lea Michele opened Pandora’s Box when she tweeted about the injustice done to George Floyd and joined the Black Lives Matter brigade. To this, her co-star Samantha Marie Ware had some choice words to say, pointing Michele out for making her life very difficult on the show with a host of “traumatic microaggressions”. When Lea Michele took to Instagram to issue an apology, she put her foot in her mouth again, this time using the word “perceived”. Fans are busy decimating her, piece by piece.
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It all began on May 30, when Michele tweeted “George Floyd did not deserve this. This was not an isolated incident and it must end. #Blacklivesmatter. To this Samantha Marie Ware, who played Jane Hayward on season 6 of “Glee” replied: “LMAO remember when you made my first television gig a living hell?!?! Cause I’ll never forget. I believe you told everyone that if you had the opportunity you would “shit in my wig!” Amongst other traumatic micro-aggressions that made me question a career in Hollywood…”
After Samantha’s allegations, others have stepped to speak up against Lea Michele’s “unpleasant” behavior. Feeling the pressure, Lea Michele took to social media to apologize for her infractions, but used the wording “how my behavior towards fellow cast members was perceived by them”. No one is impressed, and Lea Michele was just booted out by HelloFresh over allegations of racism. A few have also stepped forward in her defense, namely Iqbal Theba who played Principal Figgins on the show who rallied for Michele, saying racism was too strong a word to be used lightly.
One fan, who claimed Michele deleted her comment that had over 2,000 likes, stated loud and clear, “This is the most selfish apology I have ever heard”, and this comment has garnered more than 4,500 likes now. Michele is currying no favors with former set workers and extras as well. One girl, who was hired to play Rachel Berry’s lookalike at the premiere party of Glee recalled that Lea Michele looked at her and said: “Oh my god! Could they have picked someone uglier!” Cory Monteith saw the look on my face and said, “Don’t listen to her she’s just jealous, you’re beautiful.” I never forgot that.”
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Meanwhile, Samantha Ware replied to Michele’s apology with a comeback, saying: “Perceived? Purcieved? Purse? Open your purse??????????????” and this was followed bu a GoFundMe page link that’s raising money for James Scurlock, who was shot and killed while protesting. Clearly, Ware has bigger fish to fry, as does Amber Riley, who backed Ware but commented in a since-deleted video on Twitter that people are dying and getting killed. Other commenters on Michele’s page also said that since she was apologizing, maybe it was time to chill and take a step back and let the pregnant lady be.