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

Kevin McHale knows exactly how Lea Michele ought to address the reports she’s illiterate. The new Superstar Drag Race contestant said his former Glee costar ought to participate in RuPaul’s Drag Race “Reading Is Fundamental” challenge to demonstrate she can read once and for all — or not.

McHale, 34, think Michele, 36, ought to intercut footage of herself on TikTok with cuts from the show’s signature game, in which the Drag Race sovereigns ‘read’ each other with easy going insults.


“I genuinely want to believe that she does a TikTok with that.

It would be great in the event that someone altered her into a Reading challenge on Drag Race,” McHale, known as Stylish Li-Fay on Drag Race, told Entertainment Week by week.

“All joking aside, I in all actuality do think she’d be great.

Image wise, I think they need to place her in one of those scenes, and then have crickets playing. Maybe she ought to get it done, she appears as though she’s leaning into it.”

For years, Michele has been dependent upon an Internet talk that claims she can’t read or compose.

The theory has taken on a unique kind of energy thanks to TikTok clients, who’ve dove into Michele’s past to show “proof” she’s been caught pretending to read.

Indeed, even Michele addressed the speculation on her TikTok account.

“Calling Jonathan [Groff] to read me the remarks on my most memorable TikTok,” Michele captioned a video of herself after launching her own account on the video platform.

While Michele is presently in on the joke — at least on TikTok — she talked about the bits of hearsay at the start of September.

“I went to Glee each and every day; I knew my lines each and every day,” she told The New York Times. “And then there’s talk online that I can’t read or compose? It’s sad. It really is.”

Michele added, “I think often in the event that I were a man, a ton of this wouldn’t be the case.”

The Entertaining Young lady actress also answered to a fan tweet about the conspiracy, saying “Cherished READING this tweet and wanted to Think of you back,” back in March 2018 when the joke originally surfaced.