Lea Michele has come under fire from her former Glee co-stars after tweeting in support of the Black Lives Matter movement... And what they had to say about her behavior on set is truly shocking.
The Black Lives Matter movement has never before been so prominent.Last week, on Monday, May 25th, an innocent and defenseless black man was killed while in a police restraint.
George Floyd was arrested and forced to the ground...
And former police officer, Derek Chauvin, knelt on his neck, while 3 other officers knelt on his back.
this man, #GeorgeFloyd did not deserve to die. #BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/w405ouIk5V— moon (@moon)1590639498.0
Footage of George's "arrest" quickly circulated on social media...And, in the highly distressing scenes, he could be heard begging with the officers to release him and repeatedly saying "Please, please... I can't breathe."
After nearly ten minutes, George was completely unresponsive.
An ambulance arrived and took the unconscious man to hospital but, devastatingly, he was pronounced dead upon arrival. He was only forty-six-years-old.
SAY HIS NAME. GEORGE FLOYD. HE WAS AN INNOCENT MAN, AND HE WAS MURDERED. HE COULDN’T BREATHE, AND HE BEGGED FOR HIS… https://t.co/7WNH4pzDLY— 🐌 (@🐌)1590620093.0
This kind of police brutality has been happening for centuries now...But George's death has sparked an outrage like never before.
Thousands upon thousands of people have taken to the streets in protest...And they are all marching for one thing: For the blatant racism and injustice in this country to be brought to an end.
But things were quick to turn violent.Protesters became interweaved with rioters and as they clashed with police, the scenes unfolding across our country have been becoming steadily more violent.
It's a truly terrifying time.But change needs to be done and, at the moment, this seems like the only way to make it happen.
And, remarkably, they seem to be working.
Thanks to these riots, the Black Lives Matter movement is dominating global headlines, and it has completely taken over social media.
BLACK WOMEN MATTER. BLACK MEN MATTER. BLACK CHILDREN MATTER. BLACK FAMILIES MATTER. BLACK POSSIBILITIES MATTER.… https://t.co/y6dlDWKPN3— a gem (@a gem)1591104461.0
Everyone is talking about it.
Today, the hashtag #BlackOutTuesday started trending, with people from all over the world posting a blank black picture to demonstrate their solidarity with the movement.
I love seeing my instagram timeline. #BlackOutTuesday https://t.co/M5fv9Rm5RT— Coral (@Coral)1591104295.0
And, of course, an array of celebrities have been jumping on board to show their support.Ice Cube, have been speaking out against the racism and injustice in, not only this country, but the rest of the world.
These famous figures have been using their platform to highlight the ongoing issues black men and women face every day...
But, despite all the good that these celebrities may think they're doing...
Some celebrities have been criticized as being "tone-deaf" with their approach to the issue...
For example, TV host, Ellen DeGeneres, recently faced backlash after addressing the topic on Twitter.
I support the protestors who are exercising their rights and standing up against the horrible injustices that Black… https://t.co/lLmZ4wMgkZ— Ellen DeGeneres (@Ellen DeGeneres)1590963491.0
And now, Lea Michele is the latest famous face to come under fire.
Now, Lea's role in Glee was a roaring success...
Lea's co-stars from the series have recently called her out for her behavior on the show...
Lea had shared this tweet about the tragic death of George Floyd.She wrote, "George Floyd did not deserve this. This was not an isolated incident and it must end. #BlackLivesMatter."
But people are not happy with the actress.Lea's former co-star, Samantha Ware, who starred as Jane Hayward in the sixth series of the show, immediately reshared her tweet and reminded her of the time she made her life a "living hell" on set.
Other famous faces started speaking out in support...
Including the actress, Yvette Nicole Brown, who wrote, "I felt every one of those capital letters."
@Sammie_Ware I felt every one of those capital letters. ✊🏾— yvette nicole brown (@yvette nicole brown)1591064163.0
But then, another former Glee star came forward with their input...
Alex Newall, who joined the show in the fourth season, not only echoed Yvette Nicole Brown's support, but he quickly shared a meme of RuPaul looking on through binoculars.
@Sammie_Ware https://t.co/48qPokgTUd— Alex Newell (@Alex Newell)1591063109.0
The backlash continued...
And thousands of people came forward to slam Lea for her supposed behavior with black people in the past.
@LeaMichele How about treat black ppl in real life like humans and then your post would be appreciated.— Tae (@Tae)1591064366.0