In apparent hoax, Chris Colfer tweets that he’s been “let go” from “Glee,” and his management says it’s been hacked

The actor, who plays gay teen Kurt, cites "personal issues"

Topics: Chris Colfer, Glee,

In apparent hoax, Chris Colfer tweets that he's been "let go" from "Glee," and his management says it's been hacked GLEE: Kurt (Chris Colfer) performs in the "Laryngitis" episode of GLEE airing Tuesday, May 11 (9:00 PM-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2010 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Michael Yarish/FOX

UPDATE: 1:48 p.m. EDT: Colfer’s management and the producers of “Glee” have told the Hollywood Reporter that Colfer’s account has been hacked and that Colfer will in fact be returning for the sixth season of “Glee.”

Previously:

Actor Chris Colfer, who won a Golden Globe and the hearts of fans for his role on “Glee,” will not be joining the show for its final season.

He tweeted today — conveniently just before a long holiday weekend — that he had been “let go” from the cast due to “personal issues.”



This is yet another blow for a series, once a phenomenon, that has seen its ratings erode in recent years and tragically lost another cast member, the late Cory Monteith. Colfer’s departure, though a major change for a show on which he’d been a breakout star, is hardly unprecedented, too — several cast members left the show in the most recent season.

Colfer, who won a Golden Globe in 2011 and was a two-time Emmy nominee, wrote an episode in the most recent season. His character, Kurt Hummel, was among a limited number of openly gay teens on the airwaves, and Kurt’s relationship with his boyfriend was unprecedented in TV history.

Daniel D'Addario is a staff reporter for Salon's entertainment section. Follow him on Twitter @DPD_

More Related Stories

Featured Slide Shows

  • Share on Twitter
  • Share on Facebook
  • 1 of 11
  • Close
  • Fullscreen
  • Thumbnails

    "Roman Candle" turns 20: Secrets of Elliott Smith's accidental masterpiece (slideshow)

    Elliott and the friends with whom he recorded in middle school in Texas (photo courtesy of Dan Pickering)

    "Roman Candle" turns 20: Secrets of Elliott Smith's accidental masterpiece (slideshow)

    Heatmiser publicity shot (L-R: Tony Lash, Brandt Peterson, Neil Gust, Elliott Smith) (photo courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)

    "Roman Candle" turns 20: Secrets of Elliott Smith's accidental masterpiece (slideshow)

    Elliott and JJ Gonson (photo courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)

    "Roman Candle" turns 20: Secrets of Elliott Smith's accidental masterpiece (slideshow)

    "Stray" 7-inch, Cavity Search Records (photo courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)

    "Roman Candle" turns 20: Secrets of Elliott Smith's accidental masterpiece (slideshow)

    Elliott's Hampshire College ID photo, 1987

    "Roman Candle" turns 20: Secrets of Elliott Smith's accidental masterpiece (slideshow)

    Elliott with "Le Domino," the guitar he used on "Roman Candle" (courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)

    "Roman Candle" turns 20: Secrets of Elliott Smith's accidental masterpiece (slideshow)

    Full "Roman Candle" record cover (courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)

    "Roman Candle" turns 20: Secrets of Elliott Smith's accidental masterpiece (slideshow)

    Elliott goofing off in Portland (courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)

    "Roman Candle" turns 20: Secrets of Elliott Smith's accidental masterpiece (slideshow)

    Heatmiser (L-R: Elliott Smith, Neil Gust, Tony Lash, Brandt Peterson)(courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)

    "Roman Candle" turns 20: Secrets of Elliott Smith's accidental masterpiece (slideshow)

    The Greenhouse Sleeve -- Cassette sleeve from Murder of Crows release, 1988, with first appearance of Condor Avenue (photo courtesy of Glynnis Fawkes)

  • Recent Slide Shows

Comments

Loading Comments...