Throughout a current podcast, Glee star Heather Morris claimed that bullying on set by Lea Michele ought to have been stopped there after which, however “many individuals had been very scared.” Talking on Danny Pellegrino’s Every part Iconic podcast, she defined how she and different members of the solid who had been conscious of what was taking place ought to have accomplished extra to “step up” and put an finish to it.
It’s virtually a yr in the past that Michele’s former co-star Samantha Marie Ware made a submit on Twitter that opened up a complete can of worms the collection’ lead would have most likely moderately saved sealed. Within the submit she stated, “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.” The submit led to different solid members recounting incidents or not less than suggesting they’d skilled related points.
Through the podcast, Heather Morris stated, “We completely may have stepped up and gone to the Fox execs and stated how we felt in regards to the scenario, and no person actually did. […] I believe many individuals had been very scared. I do know, genuinely, I did not really feel prefer it was my place. And I do not know why, as a result of I used to be a solid member similar to all people else, and all of us should really feel comfy on a set.”
Through the podcast, Morris additionally elaborated on a few of the issues she had beforehand stated about Lea Michele, notably in reference to feedback made final yr when she stated that the star was “disagreeable to work with”. Her feedback on the time had been meant to be fairly self-explanatory with out going into particular particulars, however there have been some who needed her to be clearer about what had occurred between them. “Individuals had been like, that is so f*ing cryptic, why do not you simply go and say it? I am like, guys, she’s pregnant, and all these things goes round, and it is true, and I do not know if perhaps we had been victims of bullying and that is a typical sufferer factor to do is accountable your self.”
The revelations led to Michele shedding various excessive profile sponsorship and partnership contracts, together with her cope with HelloFresh, however the fall out had different connotations, not least for Naya Rivera. The actress, who performed Santana within the collection and died in a tragic boating accident final yr, had been the topic of years of hypothesis a couple of “fued” between her and Michele, and was always hounded by gossip column writers over it. On that time, Morris added “Principally, although, I am unhappy that there’s lastly vindication eventually for Naya Rivera… It sucks she is not right here to really feel that vindication herself.”
Many individuals will say that fact will out ultimately, and evidently in some ways it did, however the entire story, much like the current revelations about Joss Whedon, solely serves to show as soon as once more that till individuals are courageous sufficient to speak about these incidents, they will trigger a whole lot of harm that the surface world by no means know a factor about.