Matthew Morrison, known for playing Mr. Shcuester in Glee, departed quite suddenly from So You Think You Can Dance as a judge for reasons nobody knew until now. According to People, a source close to the production of the show said that ” after he had an inappropriate relationship with a female contestant.” Apparently, Morrison reached out to a female contestant online to flirt, and “She felt uncomfortable with his line of comments and went to producers, who then got Fox involved. He was fired after they did their own investigation.” Although nothing happened beyond the comments, the source says that the messages crossed the line.
Matthew Morrison fired from 'So You Think You Can Dance' over 'flirty' messages with female contestant: report https://t.co/4XpqoS3bdx
— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 1, 2022
When Morrison departed from the show, he made a statement saying he was leaving due to ” competition production protocols.” Many pointed out that Morrison has had a wife, Renee Puente, since 2014. When Morrison first announced he would not be continuing the season, some felt that something was being hidden, with one person guessing that “So I’m gonna just assume Matthew Morrison got fired from SYTYCD because he slept with contestants, until I’m proven wrong about that.” Another guessed that Morrison got “friendly with a contestant.”
I would really like to focus on something petty like why Matthew Morrison left SYTYCD outta nowhere and what the “minor infraction” was (my guess: he hit on a contestant and got turned down and reported, and good riddance)
— Robin Campbell (@robinathefirst) May 28, 2022
And although Glee was popular when it aired and still holds a special place in some hearts as it was one of the only shows to include queer characters, some look back on Morrison’s character and find him a bit creepy. For example, Mr. Shcue suspends a student when she does not feel comfortable performing in a bikini or makes his student his best man at his wedding. Now, some are wondering if Morrison embodies some of his character’s behaviors in real life.
Matthew Morrison getting fired from SYTYCD for sending flirty DMs to a contestant is the most Mr. Schue thing ever. Jail!
— shania twink (@phillipethao) June 1, 2022
The lines between Matthew Morrison and Mr. Schue continue to be blurred… https://t.co/Mwi4yxIfMf
— Matt Grossman (@MGrossman92) May 27, 2022
Although some fans of Morrison are sad to see him leave the show, some of the episodes are pre-recorded so we haven’t seen the last of him yet on So You Think You Can Dance. Others, however, are glad to see that they can watch the show without Morrison and are happy that the contestants’ allegations were taken seriously.