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Recently, Lea Michele faced racism allegations from her former co-stars. After that, Glee’s producer wanted to shed light on many male actors in the show as well. According to him, they should also be held accountable.
After Lea Michele condemned George Floyd’s murder, her co-star from Glee called her out for her previous racism.
From 2009 to 2015, Lea Michele played Rachel Berry on Glee. This role became the best opportunity for her and made her a star. However, it has not been an easy week for Lea Michele. After George Floyd’s murder, she posted a tweet that read:
George Floyd did not deserve this. This was not an isolated incident and it must end. #BlackLivesMatter
Right after that, one of her former co-stars, Samantha Marie Ware, tweeted:
“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— in my wig!’ amongst other traumatic microaggressions that made me question a career in Hollywood.”
Although Michele posted a public apology, many other co-stars came forward with their stories. People who have worked with her on Scream Queens, The Mayor, and Broadway show, Spring Awakening called her out. The actors included Amer Riley, Heather Morris, and Yvette Nicole Brown.
However, Glee producer, Marti Noxon, thinks male actors should also be held accountable.
After Lea Michele’s racism allegations, Glee producer Marti Noxon took to Twitter to discuss the issue. The Glee producer said in a now-deleted tweet:
“Hey, I’m all for calling out bad behavior and even for some schadenfreude when that behavior is punished. That said, on Glee there were LOTS of bad actors. Who were NOT women. People in the industry know who I’m talking about. Why aren’t we calling them out?”
Furthermore, she said:
“It seems to me that women are the first to go under the bus. But a lot of males get away with being the bullies-in-chief. How come we let them get away with it? Maybe it’s because as long as they earn someone money, they get a pass.”
Despite this revelation, the Glee producer did not mention any names.