A message posted by Michele on her social networks exposed an unknown side of her.
As a result of the massive protests against racist police violence in the United States, there have been many celebrities who have spoken out for the brutal murder of George Floyd. One of these has been actress Lea Michele, remembered for playing Rachel Berry, in the popular Warner's serie, "Glee".
Michele used her social media to mourn Floyd's death with the following message: "He did not deserve this. This was not an isolated incident and must end #BlackLivesMatter," but the publication raised several accusations against the American actress.
The first to demonstrate was her former Glee partnership, Samantha Marie Ware, who questioned Michele's message, recalling the humiliations and mistreatment she suffered at the hands of Michele during the recordings of the sixth season of the series.
"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--- in my wig!' amongst other traumatic microaggressions that made me question a career in Hollywood", Ware tweeted in response to Michele's post.
But Ware was not the only one to demonstrate against Michele. His former co-stars actors Alex Newell (Unique), Amber Riley (Mercedes Jones) and Dabier Snell did the same with two posts on their social networks that exposed a little-known side of Michele.
“Girl, you wouldn’t let me sit at the table with the other cast members cause ‘I didn’t belong there. Fuck you Lea”, Black Lighting actor Dabier, who appeared in a 2014 episode of Glee, tweeted.
The actress apologized for her behavior on the set of Glee in a statement exclusive to People, but did note that she doesn’t recall specifically saying she would “shit in” Ware’s wig. “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 really difficult time, but the responses I received to what I posted have made me also focus specifically on how my own behavior towards fellow cast members was perceived by them”, she wrote. “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”.