The 33-year-old, who played cheerleader Brittany Pierce on the musical comedy series, shared her thoughts on Twitter after fellow actor Samantha Marie Ware said that Michele demonstrated “traumatic microaggressions” and made life “living hell” for her on the set of Glee.
“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,” she wrote.
“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.
“And yet, it’s also on us because to allow it to go on for so long without speaking out is something else we’re learning along with the rest of society.”
However, Morris refused to confirm whether she believed Michele was racist, adding: “But, at the current moment it is 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…”
Ware’s original allegations against Michele were supported by fellow black members of the Glee cast Amber Riley, Alex Newell and Dabier Snell, who reacted by chiming in with their own allegations.
Michele has since addressed the allegations in an Instagram post “apologising for my behaviour and for any pain which I have cause”.
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