Emma Roberts has issued an apology for a transphobic remark she directed towards her “American Horror Story: 1984” co-star, Angelica Ross.
Ross had accused Roberts of deliberately misgendering her during their time on set. Within 24 hours of Ross sharing her experience on Instagram Live, Roberts reached out to Ross and offered an apology.
“Thank you @RobertsEmma for calling and apologizing, recognizing your behavior was not that of an ally,” Ross wrote on X, formerly 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.”
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.
— A N G E L I C A (@angelicaross) September 20, 2023
Tuesday, Ross turned to her Instagram to share her account of the encounter with Roberts. Ross described the incident, saying, “I’m standing in front of Emma, having a conversation like this, and she’s positioned in front of me with her back to the mirror.” The actress went on to explain, “She said, ‘John, Angelica’s being mean.'”
Ross, who is transgender, went on to say “John” (presumably “AHS” director John J. Gray) then urged the women to get back to work.
“John is like, ‘OK, ladies, that’s enough. Let’s get back to work.’ And she then looks at me, and she goes, ‘Don’t you mean lady?’ And she turns around like this and covers her mouth,” Ross said. “I’m staring at her, looking her dead ass in the [camera], and I’m like, trying to process the fuck she just said.”
She continued, “My blood is boiling because I’m like, if I say something, it’s gonna be me that’s the problem,” she explained. “I know this because there was someone who spoke up about what she was doing, and they got repercussions from it.”
Ross went on to say she elected to no longer speak to Roberts.