Lea Michele’s Glee Costar Kevin McHale Proposes How She Can Keep ‘Leaning Into’ Theories She Can’t Read

Joel McHale;  lea michele

Joel McHale; lea michele

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Kevin McHale knows exactly how to address rumors that Lea Michele is illiterate.

recent Celebrity Drag Race The contestant said that his ex the street Should participate in the costar RuPaul’s Drag Race “Reading is Basic” challenge to prove once and for all that she can read – or not.

McHale, 34, thinks Michelle, 36, should intersperse footage of herself on TikTok with clips of the show’s signature game, in which Drag Race The queens ‘read’ each other with good-natured insults.

“I hope she does a TikTok with it. It would be great if someone edited her into a reading challenge. Drag Race“McHale, known as Chick-Lee-Fay On Drag Racetold Entertainment Weekly. “In all seriousness, I think she’d be great. Meme-based, I think they need to put her in one of those scenes, and then just play cricket. that It should do, she seems to be leaning into it.”

Related: Lea Michele mocks conspiracy theories she can’t read in a new TikTok

Kevin McHale and Lea Michele attend the 2012 Teen Choice Awards at Gibson Amphitheater on July 22, 2012.

Kevin McHale and Lea Michele attend the 2012 Teen Choice Awards at Gibson Amphitheater on July 22, 2012.

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For years, Michelle has been subject to an internet rumor that claims she cannot read or write. The theory has expressed its gratitude to TikTok users, who have delved into Michelle’s past to show “evidence” that she was caught pretending to read.

Even Michelle addressed the speculation on her TikTok account. “Calling Jonathan [Groff] To read the comments on my first TikTok,” Michael captioned a video of himself after launching his account on the video platform.

Related: Is Lea Mitchell Secretly Illiterate? The actress set the record straight on Twitter

While Michelle is now on the joke — at least on TikTok — she spoke out about the rumors in early September. “I went the street every single day; I knew my lines every day,” he explained The New York Times. “And then there’s a rumor online that I can’t read or write? It’s sad. It really is.”

“I often think that if I were a man, a lot wouldn’t happen,” Mitchell added.

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The funny girl The actress also responded to a fan tweet about the plot saying, “Loved reading this tweet and wanted to write you back,” in March 2018 when the joke first surfaced.

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