Fans mourn Naya Rivera, latest tragedy in hit series
The dark end of the search for a missing person Joy actor sparked conspiracy theories of a fatal curse attached to the popular show.
Divers found Naya Rivera’s body in a California lake five days after she went missing on a boat trip with her four-year-old son, Josey.
Tributes to the late star have already started pouring in online, with Joy co-star Jane Lynch leading the pack – but some users have pointed out a potentially sinister pattern.
“Stay gentle, Naya. How strong you were, ”Lynch wrote.
Rest easy, Naya. How strong you were. Love and peace to your family.
– Jane Lynch (@janemarielynch) July 13, 2020
The show provided light, laughter and joy to so many of its young viewers, but it seems that catapulting its cast into stardom came at a remarkably dark price.
Fans have highlighted the trail of trauma and tragedy that appears to have followed the series ‘main cast, but others were quick to call the supposed’Joy “insensitive and cruel curse.”
“the curse jokes” are extremely rude and rude to naya rivera, cory monteith, the whole cast and the fans… grow up and treat this situation with the respect it deserves.
– abby :)! (@darrencwiss) July 9, 2020
Curse or not, the cast has been beset by disaster and devastation, with Rivera becoming the third original member to die unexpectedly.
As mourners continue to pay homage to Rivera, many have noted the bizarre coincidence that her body was found on the same day (U.S. time) that the body of her former co-star Cory Monteith was discovered seven years ago. earlier.
The lead actor who played Finn Hudson died on July 13, 2013 after overdosing on a deadly combination of heroin and alcohol.
Monteith had spoken openly about his longstanding struggle with addiction that began when he was only 13 years old.
Seeking help for his addiction again at a rehab center in March 2013, it appeared Monteith was cleaning up his act, until his body was discovered by staff at a Vancouver hotel.
At the time of his death, Monteith was engaged to Joy co-starring Lea Michele.
Salling was cast as series regular Noah ‘Puck’ Puckerman, but his screen time was reduced in the show’s fifth season to a recurring guest star.
Following sexual violence charges in 2013 against his then-girlfriend Roxanne Gorzela, the actor was subsequently arrested in 2015 when officers seized more than 50,000 images of child pornography in Salling’s possession.
Rivera, who dated Salling from 2007 to 2010 when he was 31 and she was 19, commented on Salling’s arrest in his autobiography. Sorry, not sorry: dreams, mistakes and growing up, saying she wasn’t too surprised by the news.
“My son’s nanny told me about it when the story broke. I can’t say I was totally shocked, but still – WTF? Rivera wrote.
After a long and highly publicized legal procedure, and incurring between four and seven years in prison, Salling committed suicide on January 30, 2018, at the age of 35.
Michele, who was romantically involved with Monteith and Salling, found herself in the headlines earlier this year for all the wrong reasons.
The actor, who played Rachel Berry on the series, sparked backlash and allegations of racism and bullying at the height of Black Lives Matter’s protests over incidents on the Joy together.
Michele took to Twitter to show her support for the cause, when co-star Samantha Marie Ware, who played Jane Howard, accused her of “traumatic micro-assaults” and threatening to defecate in Ware’s wig.
LMAO YOU REMEMBER WHEN YOU MADE MY FIRST GIG TV A LIVING HELL?!?! CAUSE I NEVER FORGET. I BELIEVE YOU HAVE TOLD EVERYBODY THAT IF YOU GET THE OPPORTUNITY, YOU WILL DO “SHIT IN MY WIG!” AMONG OTHER TRAUMATIC MICROAGRESSIONS THAT HAVE QUESTIONED MY CAREER IN HOLLYWOOD… https://t.co/RkcaMBmtDA
– SAMEYAAAAAA (@Sammie_Ware) June 2, 2020
Following Ware’s tweet, a number of alumni Joy Castmates and Hollywood A-listers stepped out of the woodwork to share their negative experiences with Michele.
Alex Newell, who played Unique Adams from 2012 to 2015, responded to Ware’s tweet with a gif telling Ware to “have it,” while Amber Riley, who played Mercedes Jones, responded to Ware’s tweet with a gif telling Ware to “have it,” while Amber Riley, who played Mercedes Jones, has showed his support by liking a number of tweets against Michele.
Dabier Snell, who appeared in an episode of the series in 2014, said Michele refused to let him sit with other cast members because he “didn’t belong.”
30 Rock Star Keith Powell also weighed in on the drama, calling Michele a “terrible human.”
“I am co-signing this. Lea Michele is a terrible human and has said terrible things to many types of people, including racist micro-attacks on / about black people, ”said Powell.
Michele received a deluge of hate after Rivera’s death and has since deleted his Twitter account.