‘Glee’ actress Lea Michele may be trying to mend her ways, but will she ever get her fan-following back?
In the last few days, ‘Glee’ actress Lea Michele's image has crumbled down like a house of cards. It all began when the 33-year-old came forward to talk about George Floyd's tragic death amid Black Lives Matter protests. However, it backfired when her co-star, Samantha Marie Ware, highlighted her hypocrisy and slammed her on Twitter for racist remarks in the past.
Soon, fans pointed out how Naya Rivera and Amber Riley were right about their co-star all along. Alex Newell joined the talk on Twitter and tweeted a “get her” GIF in response to Samantha's tweet and several other GIFs to other allegations. Moreover, Yvette Nicole Brown came in support of Alex and said, "Alex and I actually haven’t said anything. Realize that!" Since then, a lot more people came out to bash her publically.
Gerard Canonico tagged her a “nightmare” behind the scenes of the 2006 Broadway show 'Spring Awakening' and Heather Morris said she was “very unpleasant” to work with on 'Glee'. If that was not enough, Elizabeth Aldrich opened up about her time with the actress from 1998 and said: “I used to cry every night from the mean and manipulative things she would do. She was 12. She was terrifying.”
With all the ‘Glee’ co-stars talking about the toxic comments hurled by Lea, it didn't take much time for her fans on social media to cancel her. Reportedly, the actress is trying to mend her ways now that she's at the receiving end at seven months pregnant. A friend of hers told The Post, “She’s had a real wake-up call,” and added, “It’s never easy to hear people speak about you this way. It’s a total shock.”
Another industry source told the website, “Lea was a bitch to a lot of people who are now taking the opportunity to come forward,” and added, “She may not be the nicest person, but she’s not racist, sexist or transphobic. I would say she has behavioral issues that she’s dealing with. She is listening, she hears what everyone says and wants to apologize. This is her past and she wants to handle things responsibly.” She may be trying to mend her ways, but will that solve the problem? Will she ever gain her reputation back?
Going by the hateful comments online, it doesn't seem to happen likely any time soon. One fan said, "The downfall of Lea Michele has really been a beacon of light for me in these trying times. I loved Scream Queens so much and she ruined it to the point where I fast-forward her scenes because YUCK!!!!" and another posted, "I stanned Lea Michele for SO long while Glee aired. I hadn't paid much attention to her since then. That is, until last week. So I spent about an hour on Friday clearing every song she sings in from my Spotify Playlist. What a weird feeling. Black Lives Matter."
One posted, "@LeaMichele is singlehandedly one of the most annoying actresses alive," and another one said: "The thing is she is so horribly mean that she says racist comments to POC, transphobic to trans ppl, and also awful comments to whites. Mean to everyone? yes. Transphobic? yes. Racist? yes."
A few fans, however, are on her side. "Yes, because they are just human like me, certainly they made a serious and terrible mistake but I don't hate them or anything like that, and I want them to evolve and be happy with their lives. You need to stop judging others' sins since we are all sinners!" Only time will tell what the future holds for her. For now, we can wish that she changes for good.