Lea Michele and Samantha Marie Ware | Photo Credits: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images and Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images

Lea Michele has responded to former Glee co-star Samantha Marie Ware‘s statement that Michele made Ware’s “first television gig a living hell” during production of Fox’s musical-comedy series, that Michele told others that she would “sh– in [Ware’s] wig,” and that Michele’s “microaggressions” made Ware reconsider pursuing a career in Hollywood. In an Instagram post shared Wednesday, Michele wrote that she did not remember making that specific statement but admitted that she “clearly acted in ways which hurt other people.”

“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 apologize for my behavior and for any pain which I have caused,” Michele added. “We can all grow and change and I have definitely used these past several months to reflect on my own shortcomings.” 

Ware shared her experience working with Michele on Twitter Monday night, quote-tweeting a message Michele had posted about the police killing of George Floyd. “LMAO REMEMBER WHEN YOU MADE MY FIRST TELEVISON GIG A LIVING HELL?!?! CAUSE ILL NEVER FORGET. I BELIEVE YOU TOLD EVERYONE THAT IF TOU HAD THE OPPORTUNITY YOU WOULD “SH– IN MY WIG!” AMONGST OTHER TRAUMATIC MICROAGRESSIONS THAT MADE ME QUESTION A CAREER IN HOLLYWOOD…” Ware wrote.

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LMAO REMEMBER WHEN YOU MADE MY FIRST TELEVISON GIG A LIVING HELL?!?! CAUSE ILL NEVER FORGET. I BELIEVE YOU TOLD EVERYONE THAT IF TOU HAD THE OPPORTUNITY YOU WOULD \u201cSHIT IN MY WIG!\u201d AMONGST OTHER TRAUMATIC MICROAGRESSIONS THAT MADE ME QUESTION A CAREER IN HOLLYWOOD… https:\/\/t.co\/RkcaMBmtDA&mdash; SAMEYAAAAAA (@Sammie_Ware) June 2, 2020\n","provider_name":"Twitter","provider_url":"https:\/\/twitter.com","type":"rich","url":"https:\/\/twitter.com\/Sammie_Ware\/status\/1267632171570745345","version":"1.0","width":550}” data-url=”https://twitter.com/Sammie_Ware/status/1267632171570745345?ref_src=twsrc^tfw” data-conversation=”true”>

Following Ware’s tweet, several other Glee alums showed support for the actress on social media, including Alex Newell, who shared Ware’s statement along with a supportive GIF. Newell later wrote, “I’m gonna say this one time… when my friends goes through something traumatic I also go through it… that’s what friendship is… and if you can’t understand that then you’re part of the problem… and that’s on PERIODT! And I mean that for both sides of this coin!”

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I\u2019m gonna say this one time… when my friends goes through something traumatic I also go through it… that\u2019s what friendship is… and if you can\u2019t understand that then you\u2019re part of the problem… and that\u2019s on PERIODT! And I mean that for both sides of this coin!&mdash; Alex Newell (@thealexnewell) June 2, 2020\n","provider_name":"Twitter","provider_url":"https:\/\/twitter.com","type":"rich","url":"https:\/\/twitter.com\/thealexnewell\/status\/1267659887485636610","version":"1.0","width":550}” data-url=”https://twitter.com/thealexnewell/status/1267659887485636610″ data-conversation=”true”>