How Ryan Murphy screwed over ‘Pose’ star Angelica Ross

After being criticized for his antics during the ongoing WGA strike, TV creator Ryan Murphy is now being called out of one of his most critically acclaimed and diverse shows by a former actress.

On Monday night, actress Angelica Ross, who starred in the FX series produced by Murphy, made an appearance pose (as well as American Horror Story: 1984), accused the Emmy winner of allegedly leaving her “on reading” after she approached her about a possible offer AHS Season with black women.

On Twitter (now called X), Ross posted several screenshots of emails between her and Murphy, who appeared to ignore her after his initial pitch, along with a quote from the Hulu series that became the book The other black girl about “white people who went out of their way to present diversity.”

“Do you remember your idea of ​​a HORROR season with black women? Well, I’m doing it,” Murphy wrote in an email to Ross on July 3, 2020. according to the screenshot. “I’m not sure about the story yet, but we’ll be opening a writers’ room in the fall. Besides you, who are the four women I should choose? I think you, Keke Palmer, Gabby… Are you not sure about the fourth one?”

Ross then shared a Tick ​​tock from her speech at a SAG-AFTRA panel in 2018, in which she praised Murphy but also emphasized the importance of Black creators telling trans stories. The video, captioned “Left on read,” also shows her response to Murphy on July 3 and suggests numerous black actresses as potential candidates AHS Season.

In another email dated February 7, 2022, Ross asks Murphy if she could be involved on the “producing side” of the project. Horse tweeted that she “[sent] Flowers,” but received no response, adding that she had been contacted by Marvel “twice” in the meantime.

Following Ross’ allegations, a source said The Wrap that Murphy “thinks about it a lot[s] several ideas before moving forward with a premise.” In response, Ross tweeted that the real problem was that she “had to wait months to get clarity on her employment at FX.”

This isn’t the first time Ross has spoken openly about her experiences with Murphy and FX, where Murphy had a lucrative deal. Back in July, after the Writers Guild of America announced its strike, Ross said wrote about a missed opportunity at Marvel Studios during a 7-year deal with the cable channel on Instagram. The actress claimed she was “put on hold” by the network after being told she would be nominated for the role AHS Season 11, now subtitled “Delicate,” in which she ultimately had no involvement.

Ross’s outspokenness isn’t exactly surprising, as Murphy has emerged as a much-maligned anti-union figure throughout the WGA strike. Back in July, the six-time Emmy winner was criticized for continuing production on the upcoming film American Horror Story: Delicate, while other major television shows stopped filming in solidarity with striking writers. After that, he received even more backlash The Hollywood Reporter reported that he threatened to sue former WGA strike captain Warren Leight after he accused the showrunner of anti-union practices, including making statements to the AHS I told the crew that if they joined the strike they would be black.

Murphy called out Leight’s claims “categorically wrong” before his lawyer contacted the WGA. Yet Hollywood writers did it remained openly critical about the streaming mogul. Many insist that it is actually “scabby” because writers are still used on television shoots.

It looks like Murphy and FX could soon face even more damning accusations, as Ross has hinted faced transphobia and racism on one of Murphy’s sets in another tweet. With the Buzzy Sensitive At Wednesday’s premiere, all eyes will be on the controversial creator. Even though Kim Kardashian’s role is getting a lot of attention, he should probably prepare for the worst on social media.

Rick Schindler

Rick Schindler is a Worldtimetodays U.S. News Reporter based in Canada. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Rick Schindler joined Worldtimetodays in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: RickSchindler@worldtimetodays.com.

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