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Lea Michele Loses Sponsorships Over Racist Comments

In light of allegations of on-set bullying on the set of ‘Glee,’ the grocery delivery business HelloFresh has ended their partnership with Lea Michele effective immediately.

It all started after her former ‘Glee’ co-star Samantha Marie Ware accused Lea of hypocrisy after she tweeted about the death of George Floyd.

Other actors backed up Samantha’s bullying claims pointing out that she would call background actors “cockroaches.”

In a statement, a HelloFresh spokesperson said, “We are disheartened and disappointed to learn of the recent claims concerning Lea Michele. We take this very seriously.”


Read Michele’s entire statement below:

“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 the injustices that 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 specifically on how my own behavior towards fellow cast members was perceived by them.

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

I am a couple of months from becoming a mother and I know I need to keep working to better myself and take responsibility for my actions, so that I can be a real role model for my child and so I can pass along my lessons and mistakes, so that they can learn from me. I listened to these criticisms and I am learning and while I am very sorry, I will be better in the future from this experience.”

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