Transphobic comments have come to light on the set of American Horror Story, as Angelica Ross, known for her role in “Pose,” opens up about her experiences. In a series of social media posts, Ross alleged that she faced transphobic comments from her co-star, Emma Roberts, while filming the Ryan Murphy anthology show’s ninth season.
In one post, Ross shared screenshots of purported emails between herself and Murphy, claiming that he had left her “on read” for over a year after teasing an American Horror Story season led by Black women. Ross expressed her frustration, stating, “If I’m at the point of publicly showing receipts, you can believe I don’t have any left to give.”
During an Instagram Live feed, Ross detailed her encounter with Emma Roberts, describing a moment when Roberts jokingly complained to a crew member about Ross “being mean” and then corrected Ross for using the term “ladies” instead of “lady.” Ross revealed her inner turmoil, knowing that speaking up might make her the problem, as others who had previously voiced concerns faced repercussions.
Furthermore, Ross disclosed that Roberts had irritated fellow actors, displayed a disparity in salary, yelled at a director, and played mind games with people on set. She also recounted an incident where Roberts mocked her accent, leaving her self-conscious about her voice.
While Ross acknowledged that Roberts did call out a crew member for wearing racist t-shirts, she expressed disappointment that complaints about the crew member’s attire were dismissed. Ross urged her fans not to make jokes about violence towards Roberts but instead focus on holding her accountable. Neither Emma Roberts nor Ryan Murphy Productions have commented on Ross’s allegations.
These allegations shed light on the challenges faced by LGBTQ individuals in the entertainment industry, highlighting the importance of addressing discrimination and promoting inclusivity on and off-screen.