The HelloFresh brand has terminated its collaboration with actress Lea Michele after “Glee” co-star Samantha Marie Ware accused her of “traumatic microaggression” and making her life a “living hell”.
“HelloFresh does not condone racism nor discrimination of any kind. We are disheartened and disappointed to learn of the recent claims concerning Lea Michele. We take this very seriously, and have ended our partnership with Lea Michele, effective immediately,” the company said in a statement.
Lea’s former colleague pointed out earlier this week that Michele had made her a living hell out of life while working together on the set of the “Glee” series.
“LMAO, 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–t in (my) wig!’ Amongst other traumatic microaggressions that made me question a career in Hollywood”, Ware wrote in response to Michele’s tweet in which she supported Black Lives Matter movement.
George Floyd did not deserve this. This was not an isolated incident and it must end. #BlackLivesMatter
— Lea Michele (@LeaMichele) May 29, 2023
Shortly afterward, Lea was removed from Instagram by former colleagues Ariana Grande and Keke Palmer. Numerous colleagues from the “Glee” series reacted to Lea’s behavior and gave support to Samantha. Hailee Steinfeld revealed that Lea made her cry in 2011 in the parking lot in front of the set they were working on together.
Lea Michele is currently pregnant and expecting a baby with her husband, entrepreneur Zandy Reich, 37, and in the series “Glee”, she starred as Rachel Berry through six seasons. She was nominated for an Emmy and a Golden Globe for her role.
The 33-year-old actress addressed the allegations in a lengthy Instagram post. “I have never judged others by their background or (the) colour of their skin. (But) that’s not really the point. What matters is that I clearly acted in ways which hurt other people”, Lea Michele wrote.
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