HelloFresh fired Lea Michele: ‘HelloFresh does not condone racism’

Lea Michele at a public appearance for L...

Yesterday, we discussed Samantha Marie Ware and how Lea Michele threatened her when they worked together on Glee in 2015. Ware claimed (and I believe her, 100%) that Lea told everyone that if given the opportunity, she would “sh-t” in Samantha’s wig. What was amazing was that immediately, several former Glee peeps and former Lea Michele costars all piled on with stories and GIFs, all agreeing with Samantha. Apparently, Abigail Breslin is another one of Lea’s old (Scream Queens) costars who hates her guts:

Weighing in? Abigail Breslin and more stars subtly addressed drama surrounding Lea Michele after Glee alum Samantha Maria Ware accused the actress of making the show a “living hell.”

Later Tuesday, Breslin, 24, was caught “liking” a handful of tweets about the Glee backlash. “not everyone agreeing that something felt off about Lea Michele… where have y’all been i’ve BEEN saying this FOR YEARS??? i thought i was alone,” one Twitter user wrote. Another tweet in Breslin’s list of “liked” posts simply showed a photo of the series’ slogan, “And that’s what you missed on Glee.”

[From Us Weekly]

So, yeah, Lea has left a lot of carnage on every show she’s ever been on. Literally everyone knew she was the worst though – I remember hearing stories about her terrible behavior when Glee first became a thing. Those stories calmed down after Cory Monteith died – people felt sorry for Lea – but I guess she kept on treating everybody like garbage after Cory died. Another piece of good news? One of Lea’s corporate sponsors just dropped her:

Lea Michele’s partnership with HelloFresh just spoiled. The meal-kit company announced on Tuesday that it terminated its relationship with the former “Glee” actress after Samantha Marie Ware spoke out against Michele’s alleged racist behavior.

“HelloFresh does not condone racism nor discrimination of any kind. We are disheartened and disappointed to learn of the recent claims concerning Lea Michele,” the company tweeted. “We take this very seriously, and have terminated our partnership with Lea Michele, effective immediately.”

Michele’s rep hasn’t responded to numerous requests for comment.

[From Page Six]

In the midst of any of these “feeding frenzy” gossip cycles, I always love it when an outlet says something like “Her rep had no comment,” or “his publicist hung up on us.” If Lea treats her COSTARS like sh-t, how do you think she treats her friggin’ publicist? That publicist has probably been “liking” all of the shady tweets too. Anyway, yeah. No more HelloFresh for Lea. HAahahahahaha. Oh well.

God, I couldn’t even finish watching this because she’s THAT annoying. How has this chick been a working actress for the past decade?!?

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  1. lemonylips says:

    I’m using HelloFresh and can’t believe they had her as a rep…. glad they ditched her. Guess I don’t have to cancel them now.

    • Erinn says:

      I have been using it too – and I haaaaate it. But we have another weeks worth showing up today because my husband kept forgetting to cancel it haha. I have never eaten so much balsamic vinegar in my liiiiife. And if you’re not someone who is used to cooking QUICKLY it’s really hard to keep up with the timing of everything. I really don’t know how someone who doesn’t ever really cook would be able to handle it.

      But damn if their honey mustard porkchops aren’t delicious. As much of a pain as I’ve found the service – there ARE things I will continue to cook – like that mustard dressing. And their steak sandwich was the best tasting steak I’ve ever had, I think. Basically, hellofresh and I are frienemies at this point.

      I AM however, going to be a little less sour while cooking this weeks dishes based on their response. My bar is set pretty low for companies like this when it comes to having faith in them doing the right thing. But the speed at which they fired her? *chefs kiss*. I think they know that their reputation has largely been based on just word of mouth and having genuine partners – they know not to screw with that.

      • lemonylips says:

        we started using it as we were sending it to parents so they wouldn’t have to go out, and combining it with Sainsbury’s delivery. I have to say I’ve been cooking a loooot and if it weren’t for Jane Fonda videos I wouldn’t be able to fit in any clothes. Not that I have to, cause I’m still in lockdown though half of UK isn’t. Buuut, I do check the recipe first and then I honestly just do it my way. I follow it, but I also go with the flow and have to say most of it was quite good. Their curry didn’t sit with me well. I spent a night in the bathroom. I hope we’ll be flying out to my country next month so I’ll use them ’till then – it’s just easier not thinking about what to cook. I’m like your hubby, forgot to cancel it and now i’m just gonna keep it up till I have to. My bf is having a love hate realtionship with it though, just like you. :) I have to give these sandwiches a try, didn’t have it on the offer yet. Sea bass was super yummy.
        About LM – who ever thought hiring her in the first place was a good idea needs to have their position checked. They did well, especially at this time so I’ll give them props for it. Also Ben&Jerry’s – awesome what they did.

      • manda says:

        Omg, your balsamic vinegar comment. Yes!
        Also, I agree with how fast everything went. I found the hello fresh meals stressful!

      • Liz version 700 says:

        I currently have 2 hello fresh meals waiting for me to cook and all I want is to get take out for dinner🤦🏻‍♀️ And yes yes yes balsamic and also creme’ are now life staples apparently

      • Suz says:

        My only experience with Hello Fresh is that the box showed up completely warm with the perishables spoiled. I was home when it was delivered and opened it immediately. When I called customer service, they tried to put words in my mouth like i had let it sit outside in the sun all day. Nevah again!

    • L4frimaire says:

      I use HelloFresh as well and had no idea she was part of their brand. Know they’ve had collabs with Jamie Oliver and Jessica Alba, but her?…Anyway, she sounds like a psycho nightmare and glad they dropped her. She is not fun to work with, at all. The receipst were out on Twitter and they were jaw dropping.

  2. Caitlin Bruce says:

    I thought I just irrationality hated her but now I know she’s a racist trash person then it makes sense. She wasn’t acting in Glee. The fact people felt like they couldn’t say or do shit because of the Hollywood system and the fact she had that fake martyr act after Corey died is shocking. And your telling me Ryan Murphy didn’t know? Yeah right and he still put her in Scream Queens.

  3. emmy says:

    I have never watched Glee but that ad…. she’s a terrible actress! WTH? Does she have dirt on Ryan Murphy?

    • josephine says:

      The ad is cringe-worthy. It looks like an fake ad making fun of a real ad. It’s a caricature. And you would think they would have taught her some knife-skills, but maybe the idea is to depict people who clearly don’t know their way around the kitchen?

    • Mac says:

      She actually is a good actress, but there have been stories for years about how difficult she is to work with. I’m surprised she can still get work. Who wants the headache?

    • Holly hobby says:

      That ad was painful. It’s like watching someone pretend to cook. Also that’s not how you chop green onion. Her delivery was also fake.

      I guess she’s getting the Katie Heigel deal now with the ads and soon to be unemployment

  4. Mia4s says:

    Hello Fresh dropping her is no surprise, but the speed at which they did it? Ummm, wow. I actually get the sense they may have been looking for an excuse. 😂 I don’t think they were enjoying their time with her either.

    • Liane says:

      I was thinking the same thing!

    • josephine says:

      It’s great PR for HelloFresh.

    • lucy2 says:

      Probably – I can’t imagine she is pleasant to work with in any capacity, and I would bet viewed this all as beneath her too (when it’s really telling about how much she has torpedoed her own career).

    • Kosmos says:

      Thrilled that they dropped her!! She’s a piece of work…..a hateful, mean soul. I feel sorry for her husband–honestly, don’t know how anyone could have married her.

  5. Smices says:

    She looks like a ventriloquist dummy in that top pic.

  6. Florence says:

    Honk honk

  7. CMChat says:

    This makes me question everything I love about Jonathan Groff.

    • Esmom says:

      Ha, I know, right?

    • Lena says:

      yes, my reaction was: oh nooo, Groff!

    • Belli says:

      I did see someone on twitter posting about being backstage at Spring Awakening with nothing but good things to say about Groff while adding to the stories about Lea Michele.

      Pinch of salt because twitter, but gives me hope!

    • Mel says:

      How weird my first thought was about Groff as well! Lol

    • lucy2 says:

      I don’t really get how anyone could stay friends with someone like her. Surely he’s witnessed the poor behavior, even if he’s never been a target of it himself.

    • Olii says:

      I absolutely love Groff and this story got me scared, but no one ever has anything even remotely bad to say about him so I’m holding on to hope.
      I think he can be very gullible sometimes and if she is nice to him and around him… I don’t know
      But he is also best friends with Lin Manuel Miranda so I will not let Lea ruin him for me lol

  8. BlueSky says:

    This abusive POS was allowed to terrorize that set unchecked. I side eye Ryan Murphy and all the other producers and directors on that show. You can’t tell me no one complained about her. They were probably ignored or did some half ass talk with her. How helpless it must’ve felt to have to go to work and deal with that monster. Calling people cockroaches?? She’s garbage. The reason she’s such a “good actress”’is she’s playing herself.

    • K says:

      Ryan Murphy is also kind of a dick, despite having an eye for hiring talented people around him who cushion him from receiving too much criticism. He can be hostile and arrogant, and if you look past the kitschy comedy element, you notice the common motif of cruelty or bitterness within all of his shows. Like Lea, like Ellen, like Goop (the wife of one of his long-term creative partners), I think he might face some backlash at some point.

  9. Jaxonmeh says:

    I’ve never been a fan of Lea Michele. I didn’t watch Glee and had heard so many bad things about her I almost avoided Scream Queens when it came out, but I really liked the rest of the cast so I did my best to ignore her.

    Yes, she’s racist and a big old piece of human scum, but it also sounds like she thinks she paid her dues and those she’s tortured have not. I don’t think she’s doing it to help those below her in anyway, just it’s her mentality this is how showbiz is done and she’s ascertained the level to act like this and no one has put her ego in check. I wonder where she picked this level of it up and why it hasn’t been shut down before. It’s been known and discussed on some level that this is who LM is. Does this happen so much in Hollywood that everyone rolled their eyes that she was doing it because it’s typical and hers was just a notch or two above the norm? I kinda wanna know.

    • Allz says:

      Emma Roberts is absolute trash too. It’s no wonder her and Lea Michele are so close.

      • Lady D says:

        Yup, they are two of a kind.

      • Jaxonmeh says:

        I agree with you on Emma being trash as a human being. The types of characters she plays don’t seem to be a stretch for her. But I do still think she can be interesting to watch. I’ve never felt that way about Lea.

  10. lizardqueen says:

    She’s grated on me for YEARS and I’m glad everyone is realizing she’s racist trash. Completely off subject…what all has she been doing to her face?!? She looks like an equilateral polygon now.

  11. Darla says:

    Melissa Benoist was liking a lot of tweets from Glee actors who were trashing Lea yesterday. So, I think it’s all true.

  12. JaneDoesWerk says:

    I’ve never gotten the appeal. Her acting is always so obvious, exaggerated, and try hard. She has a nice voice, but in general I thought her covers sounded like kids bopz covers or something.

    Can we all just proclaim justice for Naya Rivera? It felt like she got frozen out of Ryan Murphys circle when she called Lea out.

  13. MellyMel says:

    Ryan Murphy is why she’s been working this long. She can’t go back to Broadway, cause her rep is so bad ppl don’t want to work with her. I swear Ryan must be as mean, dramatic and messy as her or she has dirt on him. Nothing else makes sense. She is talented, but that will only get you so far.

    • Sid says:

      I always thought it was interesting that she never got any Broadway opportunities after Glee. Stunt casting celebs is already a thing, and here you have an actor from a TV show with a huge devoted fanbase, is a theatre performer, and who already has an acclaimed Broadway show under belt from before she was even a name. You’d think it would be a no-brainer to cast her or maybe even build a revival around her. She must really be horrible to work with.

  14. Bettyrose says:

    I laughed so hard at “I always feel fresh.” That’s straight from a 1980s Summer’s Eve add. Hello Fresh needs a sit down with their marketing team.

  15. BAddie says:

    I don’t know any of them but I have heard of the show. Someone help me out here, so this wasn’t a mean girl thing ( which is still not ok). Was LM like this with the black cast only (confirmed by their tweets or likes), or what? It seems that from the story she is just a horrible nasty person. I need more info without having to watch glee cause that’s not my bag 😆. I need the cliff notes, Please fill me in!

  16. TIFFANY says:

    And with a child on the way too.

    You hate to see it happen…..HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

  17. Steph says:

    Kind of makes you wonder about Ryan Murphy. He employed her on different projects for a while. Why put up with bad behavior? It’s not like there aren’t other actresses who could’ve done those roles.

    • Darla says:

      It DOES make me wonder about him. Are any of Ryan Murphy’s pets black? Because the man’s got pets. He uses the same actors across multiple projects. I can’t think of one who isn’t white, can anyone?

      • Courtney B says:

        Gabourey Sidibe has been in multiple American Horror Stories but she’s the only one I can think of. Well, and Angela Bassett but she’s already so established in all mediums. *He* was lucky to have *her*.

  18. frenchtoast says:

    I’m glad shitty behavior now comes with consequences.
    I can’t stand her face, that nose…she ressembles miss potatoe to me.

  19. EviesMom says:

    I was a casual HelloFresh customer prior to shelter in place… but since then I have ordered a box every week. Working from home, three teenagers & homeschooling, grocery store line ups… I am a weekly subscriber. A bit tired of hoisin sauce BUT they seem to have kicked up their menu options. I am incorporating the kids into making the means… so far win win!

    Delighted they have ditched Lea. I didn’t like her before and especially not now.

  20. Kyra says:

    I’ve worked with her, she was mean spirited, judgy, conceited, a diva, awful. All the rumors I found to be true. Not a great actor either but a really good technical singer and that is how she made her career. She was about 18 when I met her but I guess she never grew up.