Glee’s Heather Morris Addresses Lea Michele Allegations: "Was She Unpleasant to Work With? Very Much So"

Mehera Bonner
Photo credit: FOX - Getty Images
Photo credit: FOX - Getty Images

From Seventeen

Annnnnd yet another Glee star has spoken out about Lea Michele’s behavior on-set. As a reminder, the actress was recently called out by former Glee cast members for a pattern of racism throughout the show—and now Heather Morris is weighing in.

In a post on Twitter, Heather said, “Let me be very clear, hate is a disease in America that we are trying to cure, so I would never wish for hate to be spread on anyone else. With that said, was she unpleasant to work with? Very much so; for Lea to treat others with the disrespect that she did for as long as she did, I believe she SHOULD be called out. And yet, it’s also on us because to allow it go on for so long without speaking out is something else we’re learning along with the rest of society. But at the current moment, it’s implied that she is a racist and although I cannot comment on her beliefs, I think we’re assuming, and you know what happens when we all assume....”

Lea’s costar Samantha Ware was the first to reveal her racist on-set behavior, tweeting: “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 ‘SHIT IN MY WIG!’ AMONGST OTHER TRAUMATIC MICROAGGRESSIONS THAT MADE ME QUESTION A CAREER IN HOLLYWOOD….”

The tweet was followed by other instances of Lea’s racism from Dabier and RuPaul’s Drag Race alum Willam Belli, as well as a sipping-tea GIF from Amber Riley:




Lea has since posted a statement to Instagram, saying that she “doesn’t remember” the instances on-set, but that she “clearly acted in ways which hurt other people.”

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