Even posting a good thing online can turn your life upside down. In honor of the tragic passing of George Floyd last Monday, a Glee star, Lea Michele shared a tweet saying he “did not deserve this,” and that “it must end.”
After posting a supporting tweet, a Glee co-star, Samatha Ware decided to speak up and say out loud that Lea made her “first television gig a living hell,” as she “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…” Samantha added.
After this comment, Lea shared an apology post on her Instagram profile saying, “When I tweeted the other day, it was meant to be a show of support for our friends and neighbors and communities of color during this really difficult time, 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.”
“While I don’t remember ever making this specific statement and I have never judged others by their background or color of their skin, that’s really not the point, what matters is that I clearly acted in ways which hurt other people,” she added.