Samantha Ware On Why She Called Out Lea Michele

As we’ve previously reported, Samantha Ware spoke out about being bullied by Lea Michelle while starring in Glee.

Now, she is opening up about why.

“When you tweet, ‘Black lives matter,’ that would mean you have an understanding of what that hashtag means, but it’s clear that it doesn’t,” the actress told Variety. “Does Lea even know what a microaggression is? I don’t know. All that her apology did was affirm that she hasn’t learned anything.”

While Samantha clarified she is not labeling Lea a racist, she believes the star suffers from a symptom of “living in this world in an industry that is tailored to white people.”

Apparently, their tension began on day one of filming the show.

“It was after I did my first performance, that’s when it started — the silent treatment, the stare-downs, the looks, the comments under her breath, the weird passive-aggressiveness,” Samantha said. “It all built up.”

In a separate incident, Lea allegedly called her out for “goofing off” when the camera wasn’t on her.

“She waited until the scene was over and she stopped in the middle of the stage and did a ‘come here’ gesture, like how a mother does to their child,” Samantha claimed. “I said ‘no,’ and that’s when she decided to threaten my job, and said she would call Ryan Murphy in to come and fire me.”

Of course, Since Samantha’s tweet, other Glee costars have added to the anti-Lea narrative, including Heather Morris, who admitted Lea was “unpleasant.”

Read more of this juicy story at Variety.