Glee star Lea Michele dumped by Hello Fresh over co-stars’ bullying claims

Carla Harmon
June 3, 2020

Recently, actress Samantha Ware called out her former co-star, Lea Michele for all of the nonsense she used to do to her while they worked on the hit show, Glee.

"George Floyd did not deserve this", Michele had tweeted Friday, referring to the death of Floyd on May 25 after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee on Floyd's neck.

She was supported by another co-star, Alex Newell, who shared a series of GIFs in response to her allegations and attacks from fans of Michele, who accused the castmates of lying. One of those instances, Ware said, involved telling other castmates that if she got the chance, Michele would "s-t in my wig", amongst other "traumatic microaggressions".

Michele and Ware starred together in the final season of "Glee," which saw Michele's Rachel Berry recruit Ware's Jane Hayward for a spot in the high school show choir.

Moreover, Community star Yvette Brown chimed in: "I felt every one of those capital letters".


Michele issued a statement saying that while she didn't recall any incident or judged anyone by their background, she was sorry and blamed her privilege and "immaturity".

Micro-aggressions can, psychologists say, act as steady corrosive points of trauma for Black folk, were subtle or unintentional discrimination can have severely negative impacts on mental health.

Ware was backed up by "Black Lightning" actor Dabier Snell, who appeared in an episode of "Glee" in 2014.

Because of all of the drama, food service HelloFresh immediately dropped their sponsorship with Michele.

Other comments left under Michele's post said: "Saying you didn't do it is the worst apology I've ever heard.' Another said: 'This is a non-apology".


In the tweets, Ware opened up about the Fox show star's abusive behaviour and claimed that Michele once threatened to defecate in a wig she owned.

She continued, "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".

'I am a couple of months from becoming a mother and I know I need to keep working to better myself and take responsibility for my actions, so that I can be a real role model for my child and so I can pass along my lessons and mistakes, so that they can learn from me. "We are disheartened and disappointed to learn of the recent claims concerning Lea Michele", the company posted on Twitter on Tuesday.

It was two days later when Samantha Marie Ware quoted Lea Michele's tweet and wrote everything with caps-lock on, and said, "Remember when you made my first television gig a living hell?!?!". In January, HelloFresh announced it had partnered with Michele to promote its meal kits.


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