Lea Michele Called out for Microaggressions Against Glee Cast Members

Lawrence Kim
June 3, 2020

Lea Michele of Glee fame has landed in hot water after she tweeted in support of the Black Lives Matter movement which brutally backfired for her.

"LMAO REMEMBER WHEN YOU MADE MY FIRST TELEVISION GIG A LIVING HELL?!?!" she wrote.

"If I'd complained about anyone or anything, she'd assumed I was bitching about her. I believe you told everyone if (you) had the opportunity you would 's- in my wig!' Amongst other traumatic microagressions that made me question a career in Hollywood..." Insecure star, Kendrick Sampson, has been documenting the protests taking place in LA - and actor Denzel Washington was also seen assisting LA residents.

Ware had a recurring role on the sixth season of "Glee", playing the character Jane Hayward across 11 episodes in 2015, while Michele was the top star of the hit show, garnering two Golden Globe nominations and one Emmy nomination for her role as Rachel Berry. Newell also shared a gif, seemingly showing more support. And the swift fallout cost Michele at least one job. "CAUSE ILL NEVER FORGET", Samantha wrote in all caps.

William Belli, claims he left the set after Michele treated him like a "subhuman".

And it seems Michele's alleged behaviour went beyond the Glee set.

Actress Samantha Ware, who starred as Jane Hayward in the United States musical comedy-drama, said Michele threatened to "s*** in her wig" and made her "question a career in Hollywood".

Insider reports this is not the first time for a Michele-costar feud.

Lea Michele and Samantha Marie Ware worked together on season six of "Glee".

"She started to ignore me, and eventually it got to the point where she didn't say a word to me for all of Season 6", Rivera added, "Lea and I definitely weren't the best of friends". Despite criticizing Michele for not "lik [ing] sharing the spotlight" in the book, Rivera said, "I don't think there was like any beef", in a 2019 appearance on Watch What Happens Live.

A representative for Michele did not immediately respond Tuesday to the Los Angeles Times' request for comment.

The What/If star was responded to Michele's tribute to 46-year-old George Floyd, who suffered a cardiac arrest while being restrained by Minneapolis police.

Included in the Insider report were several more tweets by Lea Michele's former costars.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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