‘Lea is a monster’: Fans say Naya Rivera was right as ‘Glee’ stars Samantha Marie, Alex Newell reveal ordeals
‘Glee’ actress Lea Michele took to Twitter to talk about Floyd's tragic death but it backfired when her co-star Samantha Marie Ware highlighted her hypocrisy
In the wake of the George Floyd protests, several celebrities have come forward and voiced their opinion against systemic racism. ‘Glee’ actress Lea Michele took to Twitter to talk about the tragic death but it backfired when her co-star Samantha Marie Ware highlighted her hypocrisy and slammed her for racist remarks in the past.
No sooner Lea Michele started trending online, fans pointed out how Naya Rivera and Amber Riley were right about their co-star all along. "Naya Rivera & Amber Riley were right about that 2-face b!tch all along!! Lea Michele getting exposed for being racist by ex-black glee cast members... but when Naya Rivera & Amber Riley said it a long time ago... people attacked them.. how the tables have turned!!!" one tweet read.
One fan said, "Naya tried telling y’all!! She got so much heat for calling her out," and another recalled the past incident saying, "Naya Rivera and Lea Michele probably fought over who could say the most slurs."
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. Alongside one "Girl, bye" GIF, she wrote, "Child we ain’t got not a damn thing to lie about 6 years later!" When one fan asked why Alex took a photo with Lea on Broadway in January 2018, Alex replied, “She was there I was being polite!! Like I was with anyone that came to see my show! Also I know youre not talking about the season I wasn’t in… until I had to ask to come back so I could pay my bills… since I was released mid season five… while being a series regular!”
Yvette Nicole Brown came in support of Alex and said, "Alex and I actually haven’t said anything. Realize that," and he replied, "Not a damn word! They can’t stand black people supporting other black people... it’s like they just can’t fathom it!"
On the iconic show, Lea played nerdy Rachel Berry who really focused on singing and Naya essayed the role of the popular cheerleader. In her book, 'Sorry Not Sorry, Naya wrote, "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."
While they denied it later, the feud between the two actors was much talked about those days. Ryan Murphy opened about it and told E! News, "I know for a fact that they [Lea and Naya] admired each other's work, ‘cause I directed them both in scenes. I don't think I would take on Lea and Naya. I think for a feud to work on this show, it has to have decades of pain behind it. But if they're still feuding at 40, I might consider it. I'll call them up in a couple years."
Fans, however, have taken their differences too seriously and can't stop pouring one tweet after Samantha's post. One said, "Naya Rivera was really trying to warn us about how awful Lea Michele is... imagine threatening to shit in someone’s wig." Calling Lea a "monster", another said, "LEA MICHELE HAD PRODUCERS FORCE NAYA RIVERA TO SING AN ARIANA GRANDE SONG ON THE SHOW, AFTER NAYA WALKED IN ON HER BOYFRIEND CHEATING ON HER WITH ARIANA. LEA IS A MONSTER."
One Twitter user said, "Naya Rivera comes online and exposes Lea Michele some more > Lea Michele exposes Naya in return > so the whole Glee cast just ends up exposing each other>>>." Another posted, "Naya Rivera must be blasting this hard after hearing more people expose Lea Michele." It seems the 'Glee' stars just got a chance to burst out all the hidden angst after one incident, didn't they?"