Pose fans were outraged at the fact that none of its trans and non-binary cast members were included in the 2020 Emmy nominations that came out yesterday (July 28), when the show is all about them.
The only cast member from the groundbreaking LGBTQ+ series to be recognised was Billy Porter, a cis man, when more central actors were not acknowledged in the nominations.
The show's creator Steven Canals, as well as its trans and non-binary stars, have spoken about the snub, with Canals stating on Twitter: "Okay, real talk... what does [Mj Rodriguez] have to do - aside from baring her heart & pouring her soul into every damn scene - to get a Best Actress nomination?!"
Rodriguez herself simply thanked her fans, writing "I love you all" alongside a heart emoji.
Co-star Angelica Ross had a lengthier response to the nominations, posting a video to Instagram in which she was visibly upset.
In it, she told fans that she was "so tired" and that people who were working so hard to make positive changes for under-represented people were being undermined across the board due to the people who were in power.
Another one of the show's stars, Indya Moore, responded by sharing a tweet about it from trans activist Raquel Wills on Instagram and added: "I just wish it didn't determine shit like pay raises and contract renegotiations.
"We literally have to depend on their recognition in order for networks and studios to honor our value.and that's pretty horrible because you know Black trans talent often must settle for the lowest hanging fruit to eat."
Pose airs on FX in the US and on BBC Two in the UK.
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