At the Jingle Ball in December, McHale–who played Artie on Glee–told InTouch Weekly that while he had no hand in the docuseries’ creation, he was willing to debunk any rumors that the show may propagate.
“You don’t necessarily want to give something more attention than it maybe deserves or needs,” he told the publication. “But we’ll see. Us and all of our friends have nothing to do with it, so we’ll see what happens.”
Later that month, McHale didn’t hold back in response to a Twitter user who claimed that Glee’s “cast and crew were involved” in the production of the Discovery+ show. “Show me this ‘cast’ you speak of,” the star replied a month before The Price of Glee‘s release. Using a trash bin emoji, he added, “This is [trash].”
In another tweet, McHale reacted further: “This was the nice version, ftr [for the record]. Don’t make me speak on this again.”