LEA MICHELE recently joined TikTok and openly mocked a widely circulated online rumor that she is illiterate. The joy The actress can be seen in the video sobbing while lip-syncing to audio of Kim Kardashian reaching out to Joe Francis and asking, “That’s amazing, but wait, can you talk for a second?”
She referenced her best friend and actor Jonathan Groff in the caption, which read, “Call Jonathan to give me feedback on my first TikTok.”
The rumor of Michele’s illiteracy first surfaced in 2018, after the creators of the One More Thing podcast released a video claiming she couldn’t read.
Recently, the actress addressed the rumors about her reading skills in an interview with the New York Times. “Some people can’t read because of a disability, learning disabilities, some can’t because of a lack of access to education. Your words and actions affect them too.
“I went to joy each day; I knew my lines every day and then there’s a rumor online that I can’t read or write? It’s sad. It really is. I often think that if I were a man, a lot of things wouldn’t be the case.
Actress Jameela Jamil defended the actor on Instagram, saying making jokes about being able to read is from a very limited perspective. Despite the fact that she omitted Michele’s name, it was clear what she was talking about and who she was referring to.
Hopefully her new Instagram account will allow Michele to stay in touch with fans while she takes a break from the Broadway production of funny girl after contracting Covid-19.
At the time, she wrote on Instagram: “Unfortunately I have officially tested positive for Covid. Following production protocol I cannot return to the theater for 10 days. Thankfully staying home today and catching this early protected so many in our company from being exposed.