“Yes, silence is complicity.”
If you were online at all By now you probably know that Lea Michele has officially replaced Beanie Feldstein on Broadway 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 – and cited “creative differences” as the reason for her early departure.
You may also remember this, earlier in the summer of 2020 joy Costar Samantha Ware accused Lea of committing “traumatic microaggressions” against her during season 6 of the series.
After the announcement of Lea’s Funny girl Giessen, Samantha went to twitter and seemingly addressed the news in a series of tweets.
“Yes, I’m online today,” she wrote. “Yes, I understand you all. Yes, I am interested. Yes, I am affected.”
“Yes, I am human. yes i am black Yes I was abused. Yes, my dreams were spoiled. Yes, Broadway clings to whiteness. Yes, Hollywood is doing the same.”
“Yes, silence is complicity. Yes, I’m loud. Yes, I would do it again.”
In a follow-up tweet, Samantha referred to her former joy Co-stars Amber Riley and Alex Newell say, “Her experience wasn’t mine and mine wasn’t hers.”
She also retweeted a tweet by actor and author Ryan Ken, which read, “It’s crazy that choosing to speak the truth about the people you’ve tormented at work is a career risk, but you can stay booked and employed as one of the tormentors.” .”
You can read more about the backlash over Lea Michele’s alleged behavior on the set of joy here.