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Angelica Ross Says Emma Roberts Apologized for Transphobia on AHS Set – The Hollywood Reporter



Emma Roberts has apologized for a transphobic remark she made to Angelica Ross, who accused her former American Horror Story: 1984 co-star of deliberately misgendering her whereas filming the season.

Lower than a day after Ross posted an Instagram Reside alleging Roberts implied she was a person whereas the duo was in between takes on set, Roberts known as Ross to apologize.

“Thank you @RobertsEmma for calling and apologizing, recognizing your behavior was not that of an ally,” Ross wrote on X, the platform previously often known as Twitter. “I will leave the line open to follow up on your desire to do better and support social justice causes with your platform.”

On Tuesday, Ross took to her Instagram and recounted the incident between her and Roberts. “I’m standing in front of Emma, talking to her like this, and she’s in front of me, her back against the mirror,” the actress stated. “She goes, ‘John, Angelica’s being mean.’”

Ross, who’s trans, stated “John” was an AHS crewmember, who urged each actors to refocus and “get back to work.”

“John is like, ‘OK, ladies, that’s enough. Let’s get back to work.’ And [Roberts] then looks at me, and she goes, ‘Don’t you mean lady?’ And she turns around like this and covers her mouth,” Ross stated. “I’m staring at her, looking her dead ass in the [camera], and I’m like, trying to process the fuck she just said.”

Ross additionally informed her Instagram Reside viewers that she determined to not report the incident based mostly on a worry of retaliation after the end result of one other particular person’s alleged report of their very own disagreeable interplay with Roberts. 

“My blood is boiling because I’m like, if I say something, it’s gonna be me that’s the problem,” she defined. “I know this because there was someone who spoke up about what she was doing, and they got repercussions from it.”

The actress added that following the interplay, she resolved to not communicate additional with Roberts — one thing Ross claims her former co-star did finally discover. “I was just like, ‘I’m done,’” Ross continued. “We had scenes together, and I never spoke to her. She said to me, she could feel the energy coming off of me. She was like, ‘Are you OK? You haven’t been talking.’ I’m like, ‘Mmmhmm.’”

The Hollywood Reporter has reached out to reps for Roberts, FX and Ross for remark.

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