Lea Michele has solely been taking part in Fanny Brice in Broadway’s “Funny Girl” for just a few brief days, however her efficiency has already raised eyebrows.
It was introduced in July that the “Glee” actress, 36, can be changing authentic star Beanie Feldstein, and followers are already evaluating the 2 ladies.
A viral TikTok, initially posted by a consumer named Alaina Noelle, has surfaced displaying how Feldstein’s finale gown had huge sleeves whereas Michele’s was sleeveless, alleging the costume change is proof of fatphobia.
“It took [the producers] no more than three seconds to remove the sleeves for Fanny’s final dress after Beanie left,” she stated. “And you can say whatever you want about it, but as a bigger-bodied person, it was noticed, felt and noted.”
Another video utilizing Noelle’s footage drawing consideration to the variations between the 2 actresses’s costumes has garnered greater than 1.1 million views on the platform.
“Shorten the sleeves, shorten the dress, because bodies are meant to be celebrated, right?” a TikToker with the username Lily captioned the clip that was duetted with Noelle.
Michele started her flip as Fanny Brice on stage on Sept. 6.WireImage
Another particular person duetted Noelle’s snap, captioning the TikTok: “SO F – – KED UP literally WTF!?!?! Broadway claims to be ‘inclusive’ but they miss the mark every single time.”
On Twitter, viewers additionally seen the adjustments, with one fan explaining: “I know there’s a lot of talk about ‘Funny Girl,’ but there’s something that I think might be seen as a small detail to some but is an important discussion; Fanny’s finale dress. After Beanie left the production, so did the sleeves. And with Lea’s debut comes a new cut as well.”
This upsets me they didn’t do that w beanie. Maybe it’s simply coincidence however like refusing to have actual footage of a plus measurement actress as a result of it could be dangerous for promoting is de facto hurtful. And then instantly doing actual pictures for the Lea Michele rebrand. Maybe a stretch? https://t.co/fzHDRR56GC
— Sam Russo (@SamRusso555) September 7, 2022
One particular person replied to a photograph of a “Funny Girl” billboard, lamenting how the “Booksmart” star didn’t obtain the identical degree of promoting.
“This upsets me they didn’t do this w beanie,” a fan tweeted. “Maybe it’s just coincidence but like refusing to have real pictures of a plus size actress because it might be bad for advertising is really hurtful. And then immediately doing real photos for the Lea Michele rebrand. Maybe a stretch?”