Lea Michelle is not having a good week, and has had her promotional partnership with food brand HelloFresh torn up after accusations of on-set discrimination. And if these accusations are true, as they certainly appear to be, long may it continue.
It all boiled over when former Glee co-star, Sammie Ware, tweeted that Michelle made her life a ‘living hell’ on set. The powerful statement came initially after Michelle posted a #BlackLivesMatter tweet on May 30th – and boy did Sammie give it to her.
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
I’d be lying if I said I was completely surprised by this piping hot tea. Because I always wondered why I never saw Lea Michelle in those Glee reunion get-togethers and photos. I thought maybe she was a bit of an arrogant lead-actress type, you know the whole “I’m a bit too good for your wholesome catch ups” vibe. And she now looks to be much worse than that.
And after some sneaky Twitter users brought up the actress’s partnership with the food brand, the company was quick to avoid an utter social media disaster. Saying they had cut ties with Michelle, effective immediately.
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.
— HelloFresh US (@HelloFresh) June 2, 2020
And not unlike recent bad PR for Elle DeGeneres, once you open that can of worms – you’re open to a Twitter mauling. And so the stories came, the frustrations were aired, as tonnes of others went full destruction on the Glee poster-girl.
My first job in Hollywood was as a PR assistant at 20th TV, and the Lea Michele stories were pretty insane. Here are my favorites (THREAD): pic.twitter.com/OMd97Phcfy
— Ryan Aguirre (@aguirreryan) June 3, 2020
Amber Riley when Lea Michele was being racist pic.twitter.com/oaUJS5okA9
— ellie (@autuumsettoseh) June 2, 2020
I always assumed Lea Michele just dogged these Glee reunions. But maybe… she wasn’t invited. pic.twitter.com/oKQbiPw7MZ
— jacob streisand-brolin (@jakeeyy__) June 2, 2020
Don’t forget that glorious video of Jessica Lange ignoring Lea Michele is a cultural reset.pic.twitter.com/VGSLMJeqIO
— 𝖆𝖗𝖈𝖍𝖎𝖊 (@LeeMontgomery7) June 2, 2020
And when you really start to dig into some of the old Glee moments from the OG times, and think about Rachel Berry as a character – Lea Michelle doesn’t really seem to be that different by the looks of it.
Lea Michele was too comfortable with these lines I’m telling you pic.twitter.com/VDFo7fUhRZ
— That Girl From Glee (@lenaluthorsboob) June 2, 2020
We already know that we live in a world where if you do dumb shit, you’ll get called out for it. Especially if you’re a hypocrite as it looks like Michelle was here.