Lea Michele’s reportedly racist and terrible behavior on the set of Glee has already cost her a brand deal. That was fast!
According to Page Six, HelloFresh announced on Tuesday that they were dropping Michele as a sponsored partner.
They cut her less than a day after former Glee star Samantha Marie Ware called Michele out for her apparently performative post in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Ware tweeted that Michele made her life on Glee a “living hell” and said she’d “shit in my wig.” A number of other former Glee cast-members appeared to back Ware up, and Dabier Snell said Michele would let him “sit at the table with the other cast members cause ‘I didn’t belong there.’”
In general, it sounds like working with Michele fucking sucked:
Bye! [Page Six]
Riverdale’s Vanessa Morgan called the show out for using its black cast for diversity points while relegating them to the sidelines or portraying them as “thugs.” She made a cryptic tweet on Sunday:
“Tired of how black people are portrayed in Media, tired of us being portrayed as thugs, dangerous or angry scary people. Tired of us also being used as sidekick non dimensional characters to our white leads. Or only used in the ads for diversity but not actually in the show.”
She clarified in a reply that she was talking about Riverdale:
Morgan also pointed out that her character, Toni Topaz, is being “used as the token biracial bisexual” on the show. Greg Berlanti, what the hell?? [Us Weekly]
- Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas went to a Black Lives Matter protest. Ben, where is your mask??? [Twitter]
- Halsey has been giving medical care to protestors the LAPD hit with rubber bullets. [Instagram]
- Twilight actor Gregory Boyce’s cause of death was officially ruled an overdose. [Page Six]
- Ramona Singer sucks. [Us Weekly]
- January Jones took her son to a protest. [People]
Correction: A previous version of this post stated that Lea Michele told Samantha Ware she’d “shit in my wig.” According to Ware’s tweet, Michele told “everyone” she’d shit in Ware’s wig. Jezebel regrets the error.