Emma Roberts has reportedly apologized for a transphobic comment she made to Angelica Ross on set of American Horror Story: 1984. Ross took to X (Twitter) on Wednesday, to thank her former co-star for her apology and recognizing her problematic behavior.
“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 initially took to Instagram Live to speak out about the alleged incident. She explains that she and Roberts were on set, initially joking around with one another. Ross said Roberts told director John J. Gray, that “Angelica is being mean.”
John then told the two women, “OK, ladies, you know, that’s enough. Let’s get back to work.” That’s when Roberts allegedly looked at Ross and said, “Don’t you mean lady?,” insinuating that there was only one lady between the two of them.
Following the interaction, Ross says she decided to not speak further with Roberts in which her former co-star did eventually notice. “I was just like, ‘I’m done.“
“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.'”
Later in the Instagram Live, Ross alleges that Roberts was generally problematic on set and their other cast-mates were very irritated with her. Ross mentioned that she decided not to report her own incident based on a fear of retaliation, after the outcome of another person’s alleged report of their own unpleasant interaction with Roberts.
Social media users took to X to defend Ross, which prompted a few more tweets about Roberts’ alleged transphobia and even defending Roberts against threats.
“Let me make something absolutely clear,” Ross wrote. “I appreciate the support but please do not joke about violence towards Emma. Joke about her being held accountable. Now THATs funny.”
“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. She read me for blood with my own words of course I was self-conscious about my voice on set after that.”
Ross says the live video has since been archived following Roberts' apology.