Friday, March 5, 2021

HelloFresh Ends Partnership with Lea Michele After Former Co-stars Blast Her Over Racism

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*HelloFresh has cut ties with “Glee” star Lea Michele after a former co-star accused the actress of hypocrisy when Michele posted a tweet in support of Black Lives Matter.

Samantha Ware played Jane Hayward on the sixth season of the show and she responded to the tweet by reminding Lea that she made her experience on the show “a living hell,” and it wasn’t long before others chimed in with similar allegations, NBC News reports. 

“LMAO REMEMBER WHEN YOU MADE MY FIRST TELEVISON GIG A LIVING HELL?!?!” Ware tweeted Monday, in response to Michele’s Friday tweet. “CAUSE ILL NEVER FORGET.”

Ware added that Michele once told everyone on-set that she would “s–t” in her wig “among other traumatic microaggressions.”

Several other “Glee” actors chimed in and also claimed Michele treated them poorly, including Jeanté Godlock, who responded to Ware, writing, “did somebody say cockroaches? because that’s what she used to refer to the background as on the set of glee. but we grow up and we don’t stay background forever sooooo…”

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“GIRL YOU WOULDNT LET ME SIT AT THE TABLE WITH THE OTHER CAST MEMBERS CAUSE ‘I DIDNT BELONG THERE,'” tweeted actor Dabier Snell, who played a student in a 2014 episode of “Glee”

 “F— YOU LEA,” Snell added, according to the report. 

Another “Glee” co-star, Alex Newell, co-signed Ware’s tweet, as did William Bart Belli, who wrote that Michele treated him “so subhuman” that he left the show. 

Actress Naya Rivera previously called out Michele’s diva behavior in her 2016 memoir, “Sorry Not Sorry: Dreams, Mistakes, and Growing Up,” writing: “Lea was a lot more sensitive, though, and sometimes it seemed like she blamed me for anything and everything that went wrong.”

In response to heat she’s catching online, HelloFresh, a recipe kit delivery service, announced Tuesday that the company is calling quits on its partnership with Michele.

“HelloFresh does not condone racism nor discrimination of any kind,” the company tweeted. “We take this very seriously, and have ended our partnership with Lea Michele, effective immediately.”

At the time of this post, Lea Michele had not responded to the shade from her former co-stars. Her team is probably writing her apology script as I type this. 

Meanwhile, Ariana Grande and Keke Palmer have reportedly unfollowed Lea on social, and actress Melissa Benoist has liked several tweets slamming her problematic behavior on the “Glee” set. 

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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