Amber Riley won’t be speaking out about the Lea Michele controversy besides saying this in a new interview: she thinks there are far more important things to focus on right now, like the George Floyd protests.
Amber Riley, 34, has made it very clear that she will not be speaking any further about the controversy surrounding her former Glee costar, Lea Michele. During a June 3 Instagram Live interview with journalist Danielle Young, she got straight to the point: “I don’t give a s**t about this Lea Michele thing. I really don’t give a f**k. I don’t want to be asked about it.. I don’t give a s**t. People are out here dying. Being murdered by police. Trans women are being murdered at the hands of men.” Essentially, there are more important things to focus on now, in Amber’s opinion, like the massive nationwide protests following George Floyd‘s death in Minneapolis.
Glee star Samantha Ware tweeted on June 1 that Lea made her life “a living hell” during her time on the series, in response to a tweet Lea sent supporting the Black Lives Matter movement. Samantha claimed that “traumatic microagressions” from Lea and a racist comment made her question a career in acting. Other Glee co-stars came out in support of Samantha, including Heather Morris and Alex Newell, While Amber didn’t comment on the situation, she tweeted a gif that spoke a thousand words.