Michele's lengthy apology posted to Instagram this morning doesn't actually mention Ware's name, but it does frequently use the word "perceived," which Ware made note of in a tweet that didn't mention Michele. "Perceived? Purcieved? Purse? Open your purse??????????????," Ware tweeted, posting a link to a GoFundMe for James Scurlock, a 22-year-old black protester in Omaha who was shot and killed by a white bar owner earlier this week. Meanwhile, Michele's Spring Awakening co-star Emma Hunton commented that her apology "isn't an actual apology," echoing many Twitter users. And Spring Awakening understudy Gerard Canonico also left a comment saying Michele was hell to work with. "You were nothing but a nightmare to me and fellow understudy cast members. You made us feel like we didn't belong there. I tried for years to be nice to you to no avail," he wrote. "Maybe actually apologize instead of placing the blame on how others 'perceive' you."
Former Glee producer Marti Noxon deletes tweets saying Glee's male stars were as bad as Lea Michele: "Re: @LeaMichele. Hey, I’m all for calling out bad behavior and even for some schadenfreude when that behavior is punished," she tweeted, according to Page Six. "That said, on GLEE there were LOTS of bad actors. Who were NOT women. People in the industry know who I’m talking about. Why aren’t we calling them out?” She added: “It seems to me that women are the first to go under the bus. But a lot of males get away with being the bullies-in-chief. How come we let them get away with it? Maybe it’s because as long as they earn someone money, they get a pass.”
Heather Morris says Michele was "unpleasant" to work with on Glee: "Let me be very clear, Hate is a disease in America that we are trying to cure, so I would never wish for hate to be spread to anyone else," Morris tweeted. "With that said, was she unpleasant to work with? Very much so; for Lea to treat others with the disrespect that she did for as long as she did, I believe she SHOULD be called out."