At the very end of the Zoom call with hosts Joanna Chimonides and Stephen Leng on Thursday, Leng mentioned they just couldn't let their guest leave without asking for his thoughts on the discussions surrounding the show now.
In case you somehow missed it, Michele was called out by Samantha Ware -- an actress who joined the show in its final season -- and accused of "traumatic microaggressions" that made her "first television gig a living hell." Ware, who claimed Michele threatened to "shit in [her] wig," was prompted to speak out after seeing her former costar's support of the Black Lives Matter movement.
"I honestly think it's a distraction of the bigger issues that are going on right now," Morrison answered. "I don't really want to comment too much on it, but it's, um ... yeah, going back to what I was saying, you want to be a pleasant person to work, be around."
"Yeah, that's about all I'm going to say on that," he added.
In her apology, Michele said she didn't remember the incident Ware brought up, but copped to bad behavior on set.
"While I don't remember ever making this specific statement and I have never judged others by their background or color of their skin, that's not really the point, what matters is that I clearly acted in ways which hurt other people," she continued. "Whether it was my privileged position and perspective that caused me to be perceived as insensitive or inappropriate at times or whether it was just my immaturity and me just being unnecessarily difficult, I apologize for my behavior and for any pain which I have caused."
According to Variety, Michele did try and speak with Ware after being called out, but Samantha didn't want to give out her personal contact information. Instead, Michele emailed an apology letter to Ware via her representatives.
"Am I calling Lea a racist? No," Ware told the publication. "Does Lea have racist tendencies? I think Lea suffers from a symptom of living in this world in an industry that is tailored to white people."
In the aftermath of the entire situation, Ware and Amber Riley have banded together to create the #unMUTEny movement, hoping other Black people will go public with times they felt silenced or mistreated in the workplace.
Ware's comments also drew support from fellow costars Alex Newell, Melissa Benoist, Heather Morris and Amber Riley, who all cosigned her feelings by either liking her tweets or sharing some of their own.