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Twitter Is Having A Field Day After A Theory About Lea Michele Being Illiterate Went Viral

The internet is doing a lot this week.

Alright, kids. This one is a doozy so just stay with me, okay? You know Lea Michele?

Vivien Killilea / Getty Images

Well, there's a rumor floating around the interwebz that the former Glee actor can't read...or write.


I know, I know. It's bananas.

It all started when fans Jaye Hunt and Robert Ackerman shared a video on the Facebook page for their podcast, One More Thing.

Facebook: video.php

The theory basically came together after three things:

1. A few ~interesting~ lines in Sorry Not Sorry, an autobiography written by Naya Rivera, Lea's costar.

2. The fact that Lea began her career at such an early age, the only way she'd be able to learn lines was by hearing and memorizing them.

3. According to them, she didn't have to read music on Glee; she would just hear a song and then record it.

Everything spiraled from there. Jaye and Robert did a deep dive into her social media posts, her book, and a ton of videos. I'm not gonna lie, the "evidence" is pretty strong (and hilarious). But it's a 40-minute video, so we're not going to go into specifics.

Facebook: video.php

You can check it out here though, if you're so inclined. It's honestly worth a watch. They also made an official statement about the video here.

Now, I know what you're thinking. It's crazy! INSANE! There's no way this could be true. And you'd be right.


But, I love a good conspiracy and WHAT IF. WHAT IF, GUYS.

I mean, people on the internet believe it and, as we know, people only tell the truth on the internet.

i just spent 40 minutes watching a conspiracy video about lea michele being illiterate and holy shit they Right

dear parents just because your child is smiling at their phone doesn’t mean they have a bf or gf. maybe they’re just watching a 40 minute facebook live where two gays attempt to prove that lea michele can’t read.

me: hey lea michele how are you lea: 🌴 ☀️// NYC ❤️


lea michele when she’s asked about her writing process

this lea michele meme gets funnier when you realize she can’t read these tweets

This is my favorite one.

lea michele and ryan murphy between scenes on the glee set

Lea eventually shut down these rumors with a single tweet.

Loved READING this tweet and wanted to WRITE you back😛 literally laughing out loud at all this😂 love you!!! 😘❤️

But how do we know you actually wrote this, Lea?? Where's the proof?! I see those emojis!

Darren Criss came to her defense too.

Darren via Lea's Instagram story

(Even though now we know that he's been writing her Insta captions FOR. YEARS. He obviously can't be trusted.)

And so did Ryan Murphy...kinda.

Twitter: @LeaMichele

Honestly, IDK what to believe. This is a case for Scully and Mulder if you ask me.

All in all, the internet is a lot and I need to sit down.


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