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Amber Riley Addresses Lea Michele Racism Allegations

Amber Riley Addresses Lea Michele Racism Allegations

Amber Riley is further addressing allegations made against Lea Michele by former co-stars.

The 34-year-old actress, who played Mercedes in Glee alongside Lea, originally spoke out in an Instagram Live discussion on Wednesday (June 3), saying she doesn’t “give a s–t,” because “people are out here dying and being murdered by police.”

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Amber spoke out further in that same Instagram interview on Real Quick with Danielle Young about allegations of her co-star’s racism due to Samantha Ware calling her out for alleged on-set behavior.

“I’m not going to say that Lea Michele is racist. That’s not what I’m saying. That was the assumption because of what’s going on right now in the world and it happened toward a Black person,” Amber said.

“I’m not going to say that she’s racist. She’s also pregnant and I think that everyone needs to chill. Y’all dragged her for a couple of days. But at the same time, in my inbox there are a lot of Black actors and actresses telling me their stories and letting me know they have dealt with the same things on set, being terrorized by the white girls that are the leads of the show.”

Here’s how Samantha Ware reacted to Lea Michele‘s apology…

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