As the search continues forNaya Rivera on California’s Lake Piru [[PIE-roo]], her extended family is coming to grieve her apparent demise. But more on that in a minute. That family – including Naya’s exRyan Dorsey – and the Twitterverse have joined forces in attackingLea Michele. As you’ll recall, Michelehas been chastised onlineafter being called out for some very bad, perhaps even racially motivated, behavior in the past.
Now? People have been horrifically pulling rounds of “why didn’t Lea die instead” bullying on social media. For her part, Michele haschecked out of Twitter. While her Instagram still exists, it hasn’t been updated since her last apology post.
The “Glee” family is having none of it – with Rivera’s former co-starsAmber Riley andKevin McHale taking to Twitter to clap backat those suggesting Rivera’s friends aren’t mourning publicly enough. “No one owes anyone online a performance of grief,” Amber said. “This is very real and devastating. Focus on Naya and her family. Not us. We don’t matter right now.”
- Speaking of Naya’s family, her mother, father, brother, and ex-husband have allmade the tripto the lake for themselves. And whileHeather Morrishasoffered to help in the search, officials say that the water is so dangerous that only trained divers can go in. At this point, they’ve alsosearched the cabinsaround the lake. But Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Sgt.Shannon Kingsaid, “There’s no evidence to say she ever left the water.” In his estimate, this is just a tragic drowning.
- ONE MORE THING! Tahj Mowry paid tribute to his first lovein a heartfelt IG post. “My sweet Naya – to say that I am devastated would be an understatement,” he said. After saying that they grew up together and experienced several firsts together, he said, “I will never not think of you. No woman has ever measured up to what you gave me or how you made feel. I’ve never liked to admit it, but I have never stopped loving you.”Tia andTamara Mowry’s little brother also extended prayers to her parents, siblings, ex-husband, and her son.