Lea Michele’s former Spring Awakening costar claims her ‘apology’ for ‘bullying’ just ‘placed the blame on others’ – The Sun

LEA Michele’s former Spring Awakening costar claims her "apology" for "bullying" just "placed the blame on others."

This follows her former Glee co-star Samantha Ware accusing her of "racist" behavior.

Emma Hutton, a cast member from the actress and mom-to-be's last Broadway musical, Spring Awakening, weighed in on Lea's apology saying: "This is not an apology."

Also in the show, Gerard Canonico further commented:  “Seems to have been deleted. So I’ll try again. You were nothing but a nightmare to me and fellow understudy cast members.

“You made us feel like we didn’t belong there. I tried for years to be nice to you to no avail.

"Maybe actually apologize instead of placing the blame on how others ‘perceive’ you.

"You’ll probably just delete this though.”

Supergirl star Melissa Benoist also liked the tweets about the accusations against Lea.

Yesterday Samantha tweeted Lea: "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."

She was replying to Lea's tweet following the death of George Floyd: "George Floyd did not deserve this.

"This was not an isolated incident and it must end #BlackLivesMatter."

Lea later released a statement saying in part: "One of the most important lessons of the last few weeks is that we need to take the time to listen and learn about other people's perspectives and any role we have played or anything we can do to help address injustices they face.

"When I tweeted the other day, it was meant to be a show of support for our friends and neighbors and communities of color during this really difficult time.

"But the responses I received to what I posted have made me also focus on how my own behavior towards fellow cast members was perceived by them."

She continued: "While I don't remember ever making this specific statement and I have never judged others by their background or color of their skin, that's not really the point, what matters is that I clearly acted in ways which hurt other people.

"Whether it was my privileged position and perspective that caused me to be perceived as insensitive or inappropriate at times or whether it was just my immaturity and me just being unnecessarily difficult, I apologize for my behavior and for any pain which I have caused."

She added: "We all can grow and change and I have definitely used these past several months to reflect on my own shortcomings.

Following the incident, meal-kit company Hello Fresh canceled their partnership with Lea.

The food company quickly replied: “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.”

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