Lea Michele is most famously known for her performance in Glee as Rachel Berry, but do you know that she’s literally the worst human being ever?
A couple of weeks ago, Michele landed her support to the Black Lives Matter movement on Twitter, but little did she know that her hypocritical racist ass will be called out the way that it did.
Honestly, nobody is surprised.
Here’s why she received so much backlash and criticism over her tweet
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Lea tweeted: “George Floyd did not deserve this. This
was not an isolated incident and it must end. #BlackLivesMatter”
And then the tables turned and
her real face was exposed by Samantha Marie Ware, who you might have seen in
the 6th season of the show. She quoted Lea’s hypocritical tweet
saying: “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 “S**T IN MY WIG!”
AMONGST OTHER TRAUMATIC MICROAGGRESSIONS THAT MADE ME QUESTION A CAREER IN
You would assume that the other
cast members would come to Lea’s rescue and defend her. But nope – thankfully
people knew what was best for them because honestly, the quiet ones are on my
shit list because they chose to remain silent when this outrageous behavior was
being exhibited by Ms. Lea Michele behind the scene.
did speak but only to open up their own wounds.
Dabier Snell, a black actor who
appeared on the show in 2014, tweeted: “GIRL
YOU WOULDN’T LET ME SIT AT THE TABLE WITH OTHER CAST MEMBERS CAUSE “I DIDN’T
BELONG THERE” F**K YOU LEA”
Amber Riley didn’t say much but
she did tweet a gif, and honestly, this format of communication is louder than
words. When she was done sipping tea, she reminded everyone of what’s actually
important: the Black Lives Matter movement. And she politely asked people to
move on from this controversy as more important things are at hand.
Alex Newell, who starred in
Glee as Unique Adams didn’t shy away from showing support to Ware and replied
to her tweet saying “get her”.
Melissa Benoist, who joined the
show in S4, kept on liking tweets in favor of Ware.
Heather Morris tweeted: “Let me be very clear, Hate is a disease in
America that we are trying to cure, so I would never wish for hate to be spread
on anyone else. With the said, was she unpleasant to work with? Very much so;
for Lea to treat others with the disrespect that she did for as long as she did,
I believe she SHOULD be called out. And yet, it’s also on us because to allow
it to go on for so long without speaking out is something else we’re learning
along with the rest of society. But, at the current moment, it’s implied that she
is a racist and although I cannot comment on her beliefs, I think we’re
assuming, and you know what happens when we all assume…”
In fact, it wasn’t just the
cast members of Glee that she’s been rude to. Other industry professionals like
Keith Powell also tweeted: “I co-sign
this. Lea Michele is a terrible human and has said terrible things to many
types of people, including racist microaggressions to/about black people.”
Has Lea Michele responded to
these accusations? Well, yes. But it would’ve been better if she had kept her
racist mouth shut.
The soon to be mother took to
Instagram to respond to these accusations.
The note read: “One of the most important lessons of the
last few weeks is that we need to take the time to listen and learn about other
people’s perspectives and any role we have played or anything we can do to help
address the injustices that they face. When I tweeted the other day, it was
meant to be a show of support for our friends and neighbors and communities of
color during this difficult time, but the responses I received to what I posted
have made me also focus specifically on how my own behavior towards the fellow cast
members was perceived by them.”
“While I don’t remember ever making this specific statement
and I have never judged others by their background or color of their skin,
that’s not really the point, what matters is that I clearly acted in ways which
hurt other people. Whether it was my privileged position and perspective that
caused me to be perceived as insensitive or inappropriate at times or whether it
was just my immaturity and me just being unnecessarily difficult, I apologize
for my behavior and for any pain which I have caused.”
The audacity – She literally
used the word ‘perceive’.
This fake apology was nothing
but a carefully planned strategy to clear out the name but it’s 2020 and we’re
not giving second (in Lea’s case several) chances any more.
Previously, there have been
conversations indicating that Lea’s been terrible to the late actress Naya
Rivera. They had an ongoing feud regarding which Rivera opened up in her book.
She said: “I think Rachel – erm, I mean Lea – didn’t
like sharing the spotlight. If I’d complained about anyone or anything, she’d
assumed I was bitching about her. Soon, 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 six. Lea was a lot more sensitive though, and sometimes it seemed like
she blamed me for anything and everything that went wrong.”
Anyway, I think it’s
pretty clear that Lea Michele has been a terrible person to literally anyone
and everyone and there’s no apology in the world that could compensate for the
pain she’s caused to people.
Good news is that Lea has
been dropped by HelloFresh label.
Their official tweet: “HelloFresh does not condone racism nor
discrimination of any kind. We are disheartened and disappointed to learn of
the recent claims concerning Lea Michele. We take this very seriously, and have
ended our partnership with Lea Michele, effective immediately.”