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    Weeks After Criticizing Its Online Spread, Lea Michele Referenced In A New TikTok The Conspiracy Theory That She Can't Read

    Lea's TikTok comes after she directly addressed the conspiracy theory in an interview with the New York Times.

    Lea Michele may have just joined TikTok, but she's clearly wasting no time when it comes to getting those posts off.

    Lea in an off-the-shoulder outfit on the red carpet

    Yesterday, she posted her first-ever video to the platform, riffing off of a recent viral video by Javi Rodriguez that joked about her performance on opening night.


    #duet with @javirod305 #funnygirl Clearly I can’t wait to get back to @funnygrlbwy next week

    ♬ som original - daniel beoni

    Well, one day later, and she's back with another TikTok — and this one might make people's heads turn.

    Close-up of Lea smiling

    The video features Lea pretending to talk on the phone with an audio clip from Keeping Up With the Kardashians — and the caption? "Calling Jonathan to read me the comments on my first TikTok."

    The "Jonathan" in question is presumably Jonathan Groff, Lea's bestie and former Spring Awakening costar.

    Jonathan and Lea smiling together

    The joke, as a whole, is an obvious reference to the online meme/conspiracy theory that Lea can't read.

    Lea on the red carpet

    The reference is...interesting, since Lea herself voiced her disapproval of the meme at the top of this month.

    Lea smiling

    “I went to Glee every single day; I knew my lines every single day,” she told the New York Times. “And then there’s a rumor online that I can’t read or write? It’s sad. It really is."

    Lea in a halter minidress

    She added, "I think often, if I were a man, a lot of this wouldn’t be the case.”

    Lea smiling in the minidress

    I guess she thinks it's funny now! What a wild ride. Guess we're just gonna have to wait to see what she posts next.

    Lea in a spaghetti-strap top