“Yes, silence is complicity.”
If you’ve been online at all today, you’re probably aware that Lea Michele is officially replacing Beanie Feldstein in Broadway’s funny girl revival.
The big news followed Beanie’s recent announcement that she was leaving the show on July 31 — almost two months earlier than previously reported — citing “creative differences” as the reason for leaving early.
You might also remember that, back in the summer of 2020, form Glee costar Samantha Ware accused Lea of committing “traumatic microaggressions” against her during Season 6 of the series.
Following the announcement of Lea’s funny girl cast, Samantha took to Twitter and apparently addressed the news in a series of tweets.
“Yes, I’m online today,” she wrote. “Yes, I see y’all. Yes, I care. Yes, I’m affected.”
“Yes, I’m human. Yes, I’m Black. Yes, I was abused. Yes, my dreams were tainted. Yes, Broadway upholds whiteness. Yes, Hollywood does the same.”
“Yes, silence is complicity. Yes, I’m loud. Yes, I’d do it again.”
In a follow-up tweet, Samantha referred to form her Glee costars Amber Riley and Alex Newell, saying, “Their experience was not mine and mines was not theirs.”
She also retweeted tweeted from actor and writer Ryan Ken that read, “It’s wild that the decision to tell the truth about the people who tormented you at work is a career risk, but you can stay booked and busy as one of the tormentors.”
You can read more about the backlash against Lea Michele’s alleged behavior on the set of Glee here.