Is Lea Michele illiterate? The nude truth
When the rumor mill starts going, there’s no telling what can happen. Sometimes it’s harmless & short-lived. Other times, though, their little insidious nuggets of almost-fact that live on forever. Lea Michele has never had a nude leaked, but she probably wishes she has just for a narrative change.
Back in 2018, Jaye Hunt and Robert Ackerman took to their One More Thing podcast for an exposé. The target? None other than the Funny Girl star herself. They claimed that she’d become illiterate due to early Broadway fame and was aided on the set of Glee.
Of course, this ridiculous bit of hearsay can’t be true . . . or can it? The original video has since been taken down, but it’s not stopped the speculation around Michele’s reading skills – or lack thereof. Regardless, let’s see what the internet has to say about everyone’s favorite set bully:
So, uh, there's a viral conspiracy theory that Lea Michele can't read and it's wild https://t.co/9cEnfopnLY pic.twitter.com/SJo81Czh8D
— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) March 26, 2018
Lives for drama
It all started with a messy article on Buzzfeed leaning into one of the wildest claims of 2022.
she’ll say it after the fact or not at all🤔 #leamichele #leamicheleisilliterate #foryoupage #glee
♬ original sound – kim⁷
The rumor quickly evolved as people seemed to evidence it might actually be true.
#stitch with @pattypopculture i’m not a conspiracy theorist but for this conspiracy i am #leamichele #leamicheleisilliterate #glee
♬ Spooky, quiet, scary atmosphere piano songs – Skittlegirl Sound
Like, is that a signature or the nude truth of Lea Michele calling out for help?
i just know Lea Michele skips Dear Reader when she listens to Midnights
— Grindr (@Grindr) October 21, 2022
Et tu, Grindr?
As Damian from Mean Girls said, she doesn’t even go here!
Olivia Rodrigo recently performed a solid act of kindness by reading books for the illiterate Lea Michele. we love our charitable queen 🏼 pic.twitter.com/Df0d4WoBYS
— jojo (@taymastermind) October 13, 2022
Beloved pop star Olivia Rodrigo was put on the case but to no avail.
i am obsessed with 1) “lea michele can’t read” being in the times, 2) lea michele saying that people thinking she’s illiterate is misogyny, thank you NYT for this gift pic.twitter.com/FB05Ae3gy7
— ali sousa ✨ (@alisousa4) September 1, 2022
Can’t beat ‘em
Like a leaked nude, Lea Michele tried to fight the hilarious rumor by calling it misogynistic.
lea michele really said "i can excuse being accused of racism but i draw the line at being called illiterate" https://t.co/VGwixmiKyf
— sophia ✨ (@musicallaneous) August 9, 2022
Many were quick to point out how she’d never given the same energy to claims of her being racist.
#leamichele addresses the viral meme saying “she can’t read” here’s how i would’ve handled it #greenscreen #damagecontroled #fyp #fypシ #conspiracytheories
♬ original sound – Franchesca
Popular YouTuber Franchesca Leigh decided to help her out.
Lea Michele pokes fun at the rumors that she's illiterate in new TikTok video. pic.twitter.com/qAaDzCdjgo
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) September 18, 2022
So, like a leaked nude, Lea Michele realized there was no stopping the gossip.
lea michele being illiterate is literally the funniest celebrity conspiracy ever it always kills me
— diego (@tateamericana) April 25, 2022
Never not funny
Regardless of whether or not it’s true, this rumor is the gift that keeps on meme-ing.
Do you think Lea Michele can’t read? Or is the internet just having a laugh at her expense? Let us know your well-read thoughts in the comments below!