TikTok user goes viral for exposing Glee for using dummies to fill auditoriums

It’s been eight years since the hit Fox comedy-drama Glee wrapped. 

But one of its legion of fans noticed in a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment, the cast would often perform to an  audience brimming with replicas of human beings instead of real people. 

‘So I’m just noticing in Glee, there are dummies in the crowd,’ TikTok user Kelly Sipos revealed in a now-viral clip, which has amassed more than 517, 800 views in just one week.

Bizarre: A TikTok user revealed the cast of Glee would often perform to an audience brimming with replicas of human beings instead of real people

She joked, ‘I feel like I’m in the House of Wax.’ 

In the brief clip from the fourth season, Sipos points out the audience is blended with both seat fillers and obvious looking dummies, many of which are striking very unnatural poses.

The TikTok video featured recordings from an episode, titled Thanksgiving, which followed the former New Direction members Quinn Fabray (Dianna Agron), Santana Lopez (Naya Rivera), Mercedes Jones (Amber Riley), Mike Chang (Harry Shum, Jr.) and Puck (Mark Salling) returning to William McKinley High School to help the new glee club prepare for sectionals. 

Blink-and-you'll-miss-it: In the brief clip from a season 4, Sipos points out the audience is blended with both seat fillers and dummies

'I feel like I’m in the House of Wax,' she joked of the fake audience members, many of which are striking very unnatural poses

‘So I’m just noticing in Glee, there are dummies in the crowd,’ TikTok user Kelly Sipos revealed in a now-viral clip, which has amassed more than 517, 800 views in a week

Original stars: The TikTok video featured recordings from an episode, titled Thanksgiving, which followed the former New Direction members Quinn Fabray (Dianna Agron), Santana Lopez (Naya Rivera), Mercedes Jones (Amber Riley), Mike Chang (Harry Shum, Jr.) and Puck (Mark Salling) returning to William McKinley High School to help the new glee club prepare for sectionals

Original stars: The TikTok video featured recordings from an episode, titled Thanksgiving, which followed the former New Direction members Quinn Fabray (Dianna Agron), Santana Lopez (Naya Rivera), Mercedes Jones (Amber Riley), Mike Chang (Harry Shum, Jr.) and Puck (Mark Salling) returning to William McKinley High School to help the new glee club prepare for sectionals 

The revelation comes amid allegations of bullying behavior surrounding the series’ star, Lea Michele. 

Michele rose to prominence on Glee as Rachel Berry from 2009-2015 and has been on the receiving end of backlash over her alleged on-set behavior, ranging from claims of racial discrimination to other forms of unprovoked cruelty.

But some friends and former co-workers of Michele’s told The Post that the Glee alum has ‘had a real wake-up call’ and wants to ‘responsibly’ right her wrongs. 

Controversial: Michele rose to prominence on Glee as Rachel Berry from 2009-2015 and has been on the receiving end of backlash over her alleged on-set behavior, ranging from claims of racial discrimination to other forms of unprovoked cruelty; seen in 2010

Controversial: Michele rose to prominence on Glee as Rachel Berry from 2009-2015 and has been on the receiving end of backlash over her alleged on-set behavior, ranging from claims of racial discrimination to other forms of unprovoked cruelty; seen in 2010

‘She is listening, she hears what everyone says and wants to apologize. This is her past and she wants to handle things responsibly,’ claimed one insider.

They added: ‘It’s never easy to hear people speak about you this way. It’s a total shock.’

One former co-worker of Lea’s did not deny that Michele was notoriously difficult to work with, but insisted she was never purposely discriminatory.

Candid comment: One former co-worker of Lea's did not deny that Michele was notoriously difficult to work with, but insisted she was never purposely discriminatory

Candid comment: One former co-worker of Lea’s did not deny that Michele was notoriously difficult to work with, but insisted she was never purposely discriminatory

‘She may not be the nicest person, but she’s not racist, sexist or transphobic. I would say she has behavioral issues that she’s dealing with,’ concluded the source.

The Post was also told by an anonymous source that Lea has reached out to a number of her former co-stars upon learning of their public disdain for her and her behavior.

Behind-the-scenes drama: Accusations of on-set bullying began with a tweet from Michele's co-star Samantha Ware earlier this month, accusing her of being rude to her on set and behaving with 'traumatic microaggressions' (the Glee cast seen in 2010)

Behind-the-scenes drama: Accusations of on-set bullying began with a tweet from Michele’s co-star Samantha Ware earlier this month, accusing her of being rude to her on set and behaving with ‘traumatic microaggressions’ (the Glee cast seen in 2010) 

Accusations of on-set bullying began with a tweet from Michele’s co-star Samantha Ware earlier this month, accusing her of being rude to her on set and behaving with ‘traumatic microaggressions’.

Others then piled on to the actress with allegations of their own, including Heather Morris, Dabier Snell and Yvette Nicole Brown.

Michele, who is expecting her first child with husband Zandy Reich later this year, apologized for her behavior earlier this month, and said she has ‘never judged others by their background or color of their skin.’

She also insisted she will learn from the mistakes she has made so she ‘can be a real role model for my child’ when she gives birth in a couple of months. 

Wanting to do better: Lea says she will learn from the mistakes she has made so she 'can be a real role model for my child' when she gives birth in a couple of months; pictured in 2019

Wanting to do better: Lea says she will learn from the mistakes she has made so she ‘can be a real role model for my child’ when she gives birth in a couple of months; pictured in 2019

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