Lea Michele shuts down rumour she can't read

The bizarre conspiracy theory originated in 2018 when Jaye Hunt and Robert Ackerman made a 40-minute video for their podcast One More Thing claiming Michele couldn't read and the theory was resurrected on TikTok earlier this year. During an interview with The New York Times published on Thursday, the 36-year-old responded to the speculation. "I went to Glee every single day; I knew my lines every single day. And then, there's a rumour online that I can't read or write? I think often if I were a man, a lot of this wouldn't be the case."