Lea's brand partner HelloFresh has ended their partnership with her "effective immediately."
Yesterday, cast members from Glee hit Twitter to call out Lea Michele for a pattern of racist behavior on the show's set. And now it looks like HelloFresh has ended their partnership with her. In a statement on Twitter, the company—who makes meal kits—wrote "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."
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.
— HelloFresh US (@HelloFresh) June 2, 2020
So grateful for HelloFresh, now more than ever💚 Even though I’m just hanging at home, taking care of myself has become even MORE important. And HelloFresh delivers fresh ingredients and recipes we love, contact-free!✨Use my code LEAMICHELE60 for $60 off plus free shipping on your first box! (Additional restrictions apply, visit HelloFresh.com for more details) #HelloFreshPartner
A post shared by Lea Michele (@leamichele) on May 20, 2020 at 11:30am PDT
As a reminder, Lea's co-star Samantha Ware revealed 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….”
LMAO REMEMBER WHEN YOU MADE MY FIRST TELEVISON GIG A LIVING HELL?!?! CAUSE ILL NEVER FORGET. I BELIEVE YOU TOLD EVERYONE THAT IF TOU HAD THE OPPORTUNITY YOU WOULD “SHIT IN MY WIG!” AMONGST OTHER TRAUMATIC MICROAGRESSIONS THAT MADE ME QUESTION A CAREER IN HOLLYWOOD... https://t.co/RkcaMBmtDA
— SAMEYAAAAAA (@Sammie_Ware) June 2, 2020
The tweet was followed by other instances of Lea's racism from Dabier and RuPaul’s Drag Race alum Willam Belli:
GIRL YOU WOULDNT LET ME SIT AT THE TABLE WITH THE OTHER CAST MEMBERS CAUSE “I DIDNT BELONG THERE” FUCK YOU LEA https://t.co/s4NoLdtqRs
— Dabier (@OfficialDabier) June 2, 2020
Lea treated me so subhuman i left the set of Glee. Pass the 🍿 https://t.co/LKCHadWLqI
— Willam (@willam) June 2, 2020
Meanwhile, Amber Riley tweeted a sipping tea gif:
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." She went on to apologize for her behavior and said she will be "better in the future from this experience."
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