Actor Angelica Ross Said She’s ‘Leaving Hollywood’ After Experiencing Racism and Transphobia
During an Instagram Live on September 19, Ross alleged that Roberts intentionally misgendered her on set.
Actor Angelica Ross, of 'Pose' and 'American Horror Story,' announced that she's leaving Hollywood.
Ross posted the announcement on X, formerly known as Twitter, on September 21. The news comes just days after the actor called out her 'American Horror Story: 1984' co-star Emma Roberts for misgendering her.
During an Instagram Live on September 19, Ross alleged that Roberts intentionally misgendered her on set. Ross, who is trans, said that director John J. Gray told them, 'Ok, ladies, you know, that’s enough. Let’s get back to work,' to which Roberts replied, 'Don’t you mean lady?'
On September 20, Ross wrote on X about a separate incident that involved her, Roberts, and co-star Cody Fern.
'We’re all sitting around & I’m copying Cody’s accent,' Ross wrote. 'Didn’t know he had one. Emma then copies my voice & laugh and drops it several octaves. I was SHOOK ... of course I was self conscious about my voice on set after that.'
Just hours after she posted about the incident with Fern, Ross said that Roberts called her to apologize and recognize that her behavior 'was not that of an ally.'
'I will leave the line open to follow up on your desire to do better and support social justice causes with your platform,' Ross wrote.
Ross also claimed that she pitched an all-Black season of 'American Horror Story' to producer Ryan Murphy. Though he initially expressed interest, Ross said he stopped replying to her and that the back-and-forth caused her to lose out on an opportunity with Marvel.
By KENADEE MANGUS