Actress Samantha Ware has some choice words for her former Glee co-star Lea Michele on Monday. After Ware noticed sher voicing support for the Black Lives Matter campaign following the death of George Floyd, she revealed a disturbing story about her relationship with Michele.
Ware retweeted Michele’s original tweet from May 29 which read, “George Floyd did not deserve this. This was not an isolated incident and it must end. #BlackLivesMatter,” and responded with the following message:
“LMAO REMEMBER WHEN YOU MADE MY FIRST TELEVISION GIG A LIVING HELL?!?! CAUSE ILL NEVER FORGET. I BELIEVE YOU TOLD EVERYONE THAT IF TOU HAD THE OPPORTUNITY YOU WOULD “S*** IN MY WIG!” AMONGST OTHER TRAUMATIC MICROAGRESSIONS THAT MADE ME QUESTION A CAREER IN HOLLYWOOD…”
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… https://t.co/RkcaMBmtDA
— SAMEYAAAAAA (@Sammie_Ware) June 2, 2020
Ware, 28, played the role of Jane Heyward during the sixth and final season Glee. Her character appeared in 11 episodes alongside Michele’s Rachel Berry. Since appearing on the musical series, she’s starred in What/If, guest-starred on Barry, NCIS: New Orleans, Chicago Med, Bull, and God Friended Me.
As the controversial tweet quickly went viral, another former Glee actor chimed in on the conversation. Alex Newell, who played Wade ‘Unique’ Adams on Ryan Murphy’s series between 2012 and 2015, responded to Ware’s message with a gif featuring RuPaul needing to use her opera glasses.
Ware Wrote the Song ‘Whattown’ About Toxic Platonic Relationship Between Friends
Before starring on Glee, Ware performed the role of Nablungi Hatimbi in the hit musical, The Book of Mormon. In an interview with MEAWW, Ware, opened up about what it was like being a black actress and singer in Hollywood after she released her debut single, “Westtown,” in 2019.
She said, “The song, lyrically is about a platonic relationship between friends that has kinda been burning up a long fuse and eventually ends with a realization that all this weight of others problems could potentially kill us if we don’t let go.”
“As a black woman out here, I feel there are many projections on what kind of artist I should be, how I should speak or even carry myself,” Ware said. “The vignettes we see in the piece elude to classic eras of the diaspora. So, I technically put myself in a few boxes just to showcase that wherever you feel the need to place me, I’ve been there and I’ve done that. It’s an introduction of sorts. Another side of myself as an artist. Something I get to claim as my own.”
As for her time spent on Glee, Ware said that being on the show “was a great intro to television. I’m grateful for the experience. Well, everyone’s got to start somewhere right? Every new job I have …read more
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