Glee actress Lea Michele has deleted her Twitter account on July 11, Saturday, supposedly because of intense trolling.
Michele had had a strained relationship with her ‘Glee’ costar Naya Rivera who tragically drowned a few days ago.
Although Lea has not yet addressed the reason, many are guessing it’s because of trolling over the tension between her and Rivera.
Lea Michele was facing trolling.
Following the disappearance of Naya Rivera, many people started trolling Lea, asking her to comment about Rivera’s disappearance. Many others were tagging her in abusive messages.
The main reason behind this trolling seems to be the strained past relationship that Naya and Rivera shared.
The relationship between the costars, though, had presumably mended over time. Rivera had posted a congratulations message on Instagram for Lea’s pregnancy.
Rivera wrote, “Aww, congrats! I love this. You’re going to be a great mommy!”
Many social media users came out in support of the actress. One wrote, “People going after Naya Rivera’s Glee cast for not speaking out needs to stop. Especially the harassment of Lea Michele, a woman who is about to give birth. Just because they’re not making public statements doesn’t mean they don’t care.”
Another user wrote, “I don’t blame Lea Michele for deactivating her Twitter account, the way people harassed her was insane. I think she should deactivate comments on Instagram too.”
Lea’s problematic relationship with costars
Lea had problematic relationships with most of her costars. Actress Samantha Marie Ware, a month ago, had blamed Lea for making her life a living hell on sets on Glee.
In a tweet on June 1, Ware said that Lea’s “traumatic microaggressions” made her question a career in Hollywood. Many other stars had raised similar concerns about Lea’s behaviour following which she had posted an apology.
Lea wrote, “Whether it was my privileged position and perspective that caused me to be perceived as insensitive or inappropriate at times or whether it was just my immaturity and me just being unnecessarily difficult, I apologise for my behaviour and for any pain which I have caused.”
Although as far as her relationship with Rivera is concerned, Naya wrote in her memoir that she never hated Lea.
“She had a hard time separating work from our outside friendship, whereas it was a lot easier for me … Lea was a lot more sensitive, though, and sometimes it seemed like she blamed me for anything and everything that went wrong,” Rivera said.