Not so ‘Funny Girl’: What’s Twitter’s reaction to Lea Michele’s fail?
Schadenfreude. For those of you who never listened to the soundtrack to Avenue Q, this word is German for a “pleasure derived by someone for another person’s misfortune”. Everyone gets that feeling from time-to-time. It’s a normal part of life. Now, the Internet is feeling this way because, well, Lea Michele (Glee) will not be Fanny Brice in the Broadway revival of Funny Girl.
Listen, listen, Glee was a six season long audition for Michele to be Fanny Brice. It was a freaking plot point of the show that Rachel “The Worst Character on That Show Don’t @ Us” Berry got the role. This? This is amazing. The Internet is loving this. Good for you, Beanie Feldstein. We hope that you kill it, get a Tony for the performance, do a remake movie, and get an Oscar for that.
Let’s look at the tweets!
Broadway to Lea Michele: pic.twitter.com/SJ9sZ3wLWU
— benji (@sevenbenjisins) August 11, 2021
Insert Tyra Banks America’s Next Top Model pause
You are NOT going to be Fanny Brice.
lea michele rn after finding out the news about beanie feldstein in the funny girl revival pic.twitter.com/jDgucHrXWx
— kim :)) (@Kimberlyosorio_) August 11, 2021
For a moment, we’re all certain that the spirit of Sue Sylvester overcame her.
*Lea Michele breaks a glass in her hand* https://t.co/fTfiTCNQaR
— Chris "Bisexual Bay Leaf" Gonzalez (@livesinpages) August 11, 2021
Did anyone else hear that glass break?
She sure did.
Lea Michele moments after finding out that Beanie Feldstein will star as Fanny Brice in the Broadway revival of Funny Girl pic.twitter.com/W8AwKcWL4Z
— Azula’s Therapist (@ohgodjohnwhy) August 11, 2021
More actual footage
Keep these jokes coming.
how lea michele found out the news pic.twitter.com/zcDyhy86km
— panda express girl (@gabebergado) August 11, 2021
Memes, memes everywhere!
Gosh, look at all these memes.
it is endlessly funny to me that Lea Michele is trending solely because gay twitter knows this news sent her into a blind rage pic.twitter.com/skbUonjgu1
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) August 11, 2021
Gay twitter on the case!
A+, gay twitter. We know. We lived through Glee. We all know what’s happening.
thinking about how lea michele cried because she learned spanish for her west side story audition and didn’t get the lead. someone check on her https://t.co/2aTiGPu6tg
— Believe :)(: (@kgleeb) August 11, 2021
Is she okay?
Lea Michele’s agent reading the Funny Girl casting announcement knowing she’s going to have to read it to her pic.twitter.com/N72ygtpBWq
— Graham Shein (@GrahamShein) August 11, 2021
That poor person
Someone should probably send the agent a gift basket.
Obsessed with the fact that this is the first thing that pops up when you search Lea Michele’s name today pic.twitter.com/Eye4JJ0JVa
— Tom Zohar (@TomZohar) August 11, 2021
It’s a good day. We hope that the people that Michele bullied on the set of Glee are enjoying this well.
I know Lea Michele was pushed on us as "Baby Barbra" during her Glee days, but at 34, Babs was a superstar. At 34, Lea is the former star of Glee. Let's collectively unshackle ourselves from that comparison.
— lightskin porches and darkskin horses (@sokinematic) August 8, 2021
Someone actually said it!