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Originally broadcast between 2009 and 2015, Glee was an important series for bringing black, Asian and LGBT representativeness to American mass television, but with each passing year new controversies arise about the main actors in the cast, including Mark Salling, who committed suicide before being arrested under child pornography.
The most recent controversy is with the series star, Lea Michele, accused of racism.
The past week has been one of great movements, in person and online, calling for justice for George Floyd and so many other black lives that are lost every day, all over the world, due to racism. Rachel Berry’s interpreter used her Twitter profile to speak out in favor of the #BlackLivesMatter campaign (Black Lives Matter, in Portuguese), but was invalidated by Samantha Ware, a former Glee castmate, who reveals that she suffered attacks from the actress behind the scenes of the series.
Check it out below:
Lea Michele: “George Floyd did not deserve this. This was not an isolated incident and needs to end. #VidasNegrasImportam”
Samantha Ware: “Laughter, remember when you made my first television experience hell on Earth? Because I will never forget it. I believe you told everyone that if you could, you would” shit in my wig “, among other traumatic microaggressions that made me question my career in Hollywood “
Lea Michele has not yet responded to Samantha Ware’s comment.
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