After the phenomenal success of GleeIt was like that Lea Michelehe was at the top of the world. All that changed recently, as the public seems to be turning against Michele. Michele, a multi-talented actress and singer, has been accused behind the scenes, including of racism. This has severely damaged her reputation.
Why Did Lea Michele Become So Controversial?
Lea Michele’s musical talents made her famous, but her behind-the scenes behavior was what led to her becoming a pariah for just a short time. Though she’s making a comeback now, thanks to the recently released HBO documentary Spring Awakening: Who Are You?. The hit Broadway musical helped launch Michele’s career and introduced her to her close friend and on-stage love interest Jonathan Groff.
Michele is attracting renewed attention. However, it’s time to revisit her most notorious scandals. Although it was the reason she became a household name, Michele’s time on GleeThis was also the cause of her fall from grace. Michele was pregnant in 2020 with Ever Reich. GleeSamantha Ware, star of the show, accused Ware of racially inclining towards her while they were working together.
These Racism Accusations are Inside
Ware, a black man, threatened Michele “sh*t in my wig”There are many more “traumatic microaggressions.”Ware apparently was prompted to make her claims after Michele tweeted support for Black Lives Matter amid protests surrounding George Floyd’s murder.
Ware stated that Michele was on the show for a brief moment. “living hell”Many other former GleeOn social media, stars expressed their support for Ware in direct or implicit ways. This wasn’t the first, or last, time that stars of the show have accused Michele of less than stellar behavior on the set.
Other Glee Cast members who spoke up
In her 2016 memoir, Naya rivera, who died in 2016, wrote about her relationship and friendship with Rachel Berry. Sorry, we are not able to help you. Rivera claimed Michele displayed “diva behavior”, and the two were initially friendly. “as the show progressed, though, that friendship started to break down, especially as Santana moved from a background character to one with bigger plot lines and more screen time. I think Rachel—erm, I mean Lea—didn’t like sharing the spotlight…”
Rivera continued, “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 6.”On a 2019 appearance Live: Watch What Happens, Rivera denied feuding with MicheleAndy Cohen is the host however. “I don’t think there was, like, any beef.”
Cast was Too “Scared”To Report Bullying
Rivera wasn’t the only one to dish on Michele’s behavior behind the scenes. Heather Morris, who played Rivera’s on-screen love interest, talked a bit about what it was like working with Michele on Danny Pellegrino’s All Iconic podcast2021 “We absolutely could have stepped up and gone to the Fox execs and said how we felt about the situation, and nobody really did,”Morris admitted.
She stated that culture has changed over the years, and people are encouraged not to sit still but to speak up. “I think many people were very scared,”She spoke. “I know, genuinely, I didn’t feel like it was my place. And I don’t know why, because I was a cast member just like everybody else, and we all deserve to feel comfortable on a set.”
Morris was also one of the castmates who stood up for solidarity in 2020 when Michele was killed. “unpleasant to work with.”She was criticized for not giving details at the time. However, she explained. “People were like, ‘This is so f—ing cryptic,’ like, ‘Why don’t you just go and say it?’”She told Pellegrino. “I’m like, ‘Guys, she’s pregnant, and all this stuff is going around, and… it’s true’ — and I don’t know if maybe we were victims of bullying and that’s a typical victim thing to do is to blame yourself…”
Lose Chances Follow Allegiances
Michele was unable to pursue a career due to the racism allegations and bullying allegations. Michele was also pregnant at the time of most of the backlash. Michele did issue an apology shortly after the accusations began to mount.
Michele posted the following statement via her Instagram account: “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.”
Although the allegations made against Michele are well documented and seem to be backed up by a wide array of former co-stars, it’s important to note that there’s clearly been an effort from Michele to grow past her past behavior. While that past behavior was utterly unacceptable, there’s no reason to believe that Michele isn’t capable of changing for the better.