‘American Horror Story’ Actress Slammed For Allegedly ‘Misgendering’ Trans Co-Star

Emma Roberts
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American Horror Story” actress Emma Roberts got in hot water for allegedly “misgendering” her trans-identifying co-star, Angelica Ross, while the two were on set.

The alleged incident took place in 2019, but Ross previously failed to come forward before now because of rumors that Roberts had bullied someone else, and that person suffered “repercussions” for reporting it. 

Ross posted a lengthy Instagram live video (now archived on X) documenting what allegedly happened on the set of “American Horror Story: 1984.”

Ross said Roberts “irritated… almost every actor” during production. “Folks seemed like they wanted to fight her all the time because she was playing psychological games on set,” Ross claimed. “Like, she was playing mind games with people.”

The “AHS” star was allegedly having a conversation with Roberts and director John J. Gray which involved Roberts complaining to Gray that Ross was being mean to her. Gray responded by saying, “Okay ladies, that’s enough. Let’s get back to work,” to which Roberts allegedly replied, “Don’t you mean lady?” 


The remark was interpreted to imply that Ross, who is a biological male who identifies as transgender, was not actually a woman.

“My blood is boiling because I’m like, ‘If I say something, it’s going to be me that’s the problem.’ I know this because there was someone who spoke up about what she was doing and they got repercussions from it. Not her, they did,” Ross said.

Multiple legacy media outlets reported on the situation, referring to Roberts as making “transphobic” comments and being “anti-trans.” 

While Roberts did not respond publicly to the allegations as of Thursday morning, Ross said she did call to apologize privately.

“Thank you @RobertsEmma for calling and apologizing, recognizing your 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 posted to X on Wednesday.

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