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The spotlight was also notably turned on Lea Michele, after Glee alum Samantha Ware alleged that Michele “made my first television gig a living hell” via “traumatic microaggressions that made me question a career in Hollywood.” Michele addressed Ware’s comments two days later, apologizing for “my behavior and for any pain which I have caused,” though Ware’s public call-out prompted several of Michele’s stage and screen co-stars to recount similar experiences they’d had with her.
Elsewhere during the summer, many networks and TV shows grappled with their depictions of Black characters and/or police departments, prompting many a change to casts and schedules: Cops and Live P.D. were cancelled at Paramount Network and A&E, respectively, while animated shows like Big Mouth, Family Guy, The Simpsons and Central Park committed to recasting their characters of color with actors of color.'
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McGowan also hard harsh words for Jeffery, whom she claimed she’d never heard of. “Reboots will always be the shadow, the originals will always be the sun,” McGowan wrote on Instagram. Combs eventually called for peace between fans of the original and the reboot, tweeting, “Truth be told, and it will be told, is that our issues were and are at the corporate level. And we have the receipts.”'
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