Lea Michele’s co-star has come to her protection.
Michele, 33, has been bombarded by accusations of treating her previous co-stars poorly since her co-star Samantha Marie Ware claimed the actress made her time on “Glee” “a living hell.”
Now, one in every of Michele’s different “Glee” co-stars, Iqbal Theba, is defending the star towards such accusations in a pair of tweets on Wednesday.
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“Lot of people r [sic] assuming that @LeaMichele mistreated me. Let me state it clearly that I was never mistreated by her,” the 56-year-old actor mentioned. “And if some of the cast were treated badly then she has apologized for it which is wonderful. But being called a racist is too heavy & unfair a burden 4 [sic] most of us, specially [sic] in these troubled times.”
Theba, who performed Principal Figgins in all six seasons of “Glee,” was born in Karachi, Pakistan.
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“So, please be compassionate, careful & responsible before we accuse anyone of this horrible thing called racism,” he continued. “I love each & everyone [sic] of my fellow cast members from our great show @OfficialGLEEtv Be safe & be well. Much love.”
Theba is not the one “Glee” actor to defend Michele towards accusations of racism. Heather Morris, identified for enjoying Brittney Pearce on the present, mentioned that whereas Michele was robust to work with, claims of racism are a bit out of attain.
“Let me be very clear, Hate is a disease in America that we are trying to cure, so I would never wish for hate to be spread to anyone else,” Morris, 33, said on Twitter. “With that said, was she unpleasant to work with? Very much so; for Lea to treat others with the disrespect that she did for as long as she did, I believe she SHOULD be called out.”
Morris additionally mentioned those that let Michele’s habits go unchecked are additionally partially accountable.
“But, at the current moment its [sic] implied that she is a racist and although I cannot comment on her beliefs, I think we’re assuming, and you know what happens when we all assume…” she added.
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After Ware, 28, made her preliminary accusations, Michele provided a public apology.
Ware seemingly responded to the apology with a suggestion that Michele donate to a fundraiser for the household of James Scurlock, a black man who was shot and killed in a current protest in Omaha, Neb.