Lea Michele has solely been playing Fanny Brice in Broadway’s “Funny Girl” for a couple of quick days, however her efficiency has already raised eyebrows.
It was introduced in July that the “Glee” actress, 36, can be replacing original star Beanie Feldstein, and followers are already evaluating the 2 girls.
A viral TikTok, originally posted by a user named Alaina Noelle, has surfaced displaying how Feldstein’s finale gown had monumental sleeves whereas Michele’s was sleeveless, alleging the costume change is proof of fatphobia.
“It took [the producers] not more than three seconds to take away the sleeves for Fanny’s remaining gown after Beanie left,” she stated. “And you may say no matter you need about it, however as a bigger-bodied particular person, it was seen, felt and famous.”
Another video using 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 gown, as a result of our bodies are supposed to be celebrated, proper?” a TikToker with the username Lily captioned the clip that was duetted with Noelle.
Another particular person duetted Noelle’s snap, captioning the TikTok: “SO F – – KED UP actually WTF!?!?! Broadway claims to be ‘inclusive’ however they miss the mark each single time.”
On Twitter, viewers additionally seen the modifications, with one fan explaining
One particular person replied to a photograph of a “Funny Girl” billboard, lamenting how the “Booksmart” star didn’t obtain the identical stage of promoting.
“This upsets me they didn’t do that w beanie,” a fan tweeted. “Maybe it’s simply coincidence however like refusing to have actual footage of a plus measurement actress as a result of it is likely to be unhealthy for promoting is de facto hurtful. And then instantly doing actual photographs for the Lea Michele rebrand. Maybe a stretch?”