HelloFresh ended its partnership with Lea Michele after a former castmate made allegations against the actress.
The recipe package delivery company revealed its decision to stop working with the actress while responding to a Twitter user on Tuesday who suggested cutting ties with the Glee star.
The company wrote, “HelloFresh does not endorse racism or any form of discrimination. We are discouraged and disappointed when we hear of the recent claims about Lea Michele.
Recoil: Lea Michele has been dropped by HelloFresh after allegations that she bullied a cast member on the Glee set in 2015 (this is the last ad Lea posted for the brand on May 20)
“We take this very seriously and ended our partnership with Lea Michele with immediate effect.”
Commenting on a tweet from Lea about Black Lives Matter, a former castmate Samantha Ware claimed the actress had made her life “a living hell” on set – even once threatening to “poop” in her wig.
Lea, who played Rachel Berry on the show, took to social media on Saturday to pay tribute to George Floyd.
George Floyd didn’t deserve this. This was not an isolated incident and it has to end, ”she wrote.
Ware, who appeared on the show’s sixth season in 2015, quickly hit back: ‘Remember when you made my first TV appearance a hell of it?!?! …
Because I will never forget … I believe you told everyone that if you had the chance, you would fuck my wig! among other traumatic micro-aggressions that put me in doubt about a career in Hollywood.
Effective Immediately: HelloFresh revealed their decision when they responded to a tweet from someone who called on them to cut ties with the actress
Mean girl? Lea’s former Glee co-star Samantha Ware claimed the actress made her life “a living hell” on set – even threatened to poop once “in her wig (Lea, pictured left as Rachel Berry, Samantha, pictured right as character) With Jane Hayward
Statement: Lead lady, 33, took to social media on Saturday to pay tribute to George Floyd and support the Black Lives Matter movement
Remember me? The message received a harsh response from 28-year-old Samantha
Lea, who is currently pregnant with her first child, posted her most recent HelloFresh ad on May 20.
And shortly after the news, Lea’s boyfriend and Scream Queens co-star Ariana Grande as well as her Glee co-star Keke Palmer followed the actress on Instagram, suggesting the accusations against the actress are heavy.
Alex Newell, Amber Riley and Dabier Snell – who all starred in ‘Glee’ – commented on the tweet in support of Samantha.
Alex and Amber shared gifs, with Alex posting the ‘Get her, Jade’ meme from Drag Race, while Dabier wrote: ‘GIRL YOU’RE NOT SITTING ME AT THE TABLE WITH THE OTHER DATA CAUSES’ I DON’T HAVE ‘F * * K JE LEA (sic). ‘
Community actress Yvette Nicole Brown showed her support for Samantha by writing, “I felt all those capitals.” And Alex replied, “Felt like clapping !!”
Meanwhile, Hailee Steinfeld, now 23, revealed in 2011 how Lea made her cry on the Paramount plot.
Lea’s buddy and Scream Queens co-star Ariana Grande has stopped following her after the allegations
Not so subtle: Glee’s Amber Riley posted this GIF in which she raised her hand amid rumors that Lea Michele was less kind of working on the Ryan Murphy show
Not happy: community star Yvette Nicole Brown, who did not appear on Glee, also gave her opinion
In concert: Alex Newell, who starred as Unique Adams in the series for four seasons, was not so subtle – and began to answer fans about the drama.
Ouch: Actor Dabier Snell, who appeared on an episode of the show, didn’t hold back
Staying Out of the Case: Kevin McHale, who played Artie Abrams from the show’s debut, got a response when asked about the controversy on Twitter
She told J-14 magazine, “When I auditioned for ‘True Grit’, I was on the Paramount grounds. I wore 1800s clothes that were big and uncomfortable. Glee ‘also films on the premises and I love that show …
“I just saw Lea Michele walking to her trailer, and I was like,” That’s the girl from “Glee.” I have to ask for her signature! ‘
“So I walked over to her and asked for her autograph, but she walked over and a man came and said,” Sorry, this is not a good time! “I was so sad! On the way home I practically cried. ‘
Expected: Lea is expecting a child with her husband, businessman Zandy Reich
Troubled Times: Michele, 37, played the role of Rachel Berry (back row) in the show’s six seasons and was nominated for an Emmy and two Golden Globe awards with the part
Michele, who is expecting a child with her husband, businessman Zandy Reich, 37, played the role of Rachel Berry in the show’s six seasons and was nominated for an Emmy and two Golden Globe awards with the part.
Ware was on the show in 2015 for 11 shows in the sixth season. Her career flourished with varied shows such as What / If, Chicago Med and God Friended Me.
MailOnline has contacted Lea representatives for comment.
Oh dear … Four years ago, former Glee star Naya Rivera said that Michele brought ego, tension and hostility to her on set
Four years ago, former Glee star Naya Rivera said that Michele brought ego, tension and hostility.
In her 2016 book, Sorry Not Sorry: dreams, mistakes and growing up, she wrote, “If I had complained about anything or anyone, she would have assumed I wasn’t right for her.”
In the volume, Naya said that Michele eventually stopped speaking to her.
“She started to ignore me, and eventually it got to the point where she didn’t say a word to me all season,” Rivera said, “Lea and I certainly weren’t the best of friends, and I doubt we’ll ever sit on her couch and eat kale together again. ‘
Troubled Times: Meanwhile, in 2011, Hailee Steinfeld, now 23, revealed how Lea made her cry on the Paramount lot
Piling Up: Another actor who played on GLEE, Dabier Snell, also agreed to the claim that Michele wouldn’t let him sit at the table with other cast members
Interesting: Transgender NYC nightlife star Linux TheRobot was an extra on Glee saying Lea was a ‘tyrant’