Lea Michele Gets Called Out For Microaggressions Against Former 'Glee' Castmate

Black “Glee” Stars Light Up Lea Michele For Mistreatment After Her Black Lives Matter Post

On Monday night, actor Samantha Ware responded to a tweet her former co-star Lea Michele made, accusing the “Glee” star of making Ware’s time on the show “a living hell.”

Michele had posted a message about George Floyd’s killing at the hands of police officers with the hashtag Black Lives Matter.

“George Floyd did not deserve this. This was not an isolated incident and it must end,” she wrote.

Ware responded to Michele’s tweet, sharing her experience of working on “Glee,” where she had a guest recurring role as Jane Hayward in the sixth season.

“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.

Ware’s tweet did not go unnoticed by other “Glee” cast members. Alex Newell, Amber Riley, and Dabier Snell—as well as other social media users—showed support for Ware and questioned Michele’s authenticity.

Lea Michele famously did not get along with another “Glee” actress. Naya Rivera wrote about their feud in her memoir Sorry Not Sorry: Dreams, Mistakes, and Growing Up: “I think Rachel — erm, I mean Lea — didn’t like sharing the spotlight.”