‘Pose’ Star Indya Moore On Billy Porter’s Emmys Speech: “I’m Hurt & Disappointed”

Published: Sunday 2nd Aug 2020 by Sam

‘Pose’ has undeniably blazed a trail and bulldozed barriers, but it appears there is on-going drama between some of its most notable talent.

Namely Indya Moore and Billy Porter. 

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Helmed by Steven Canals and Ryan Murphy, the hit FX series shines a spotlight on the LGBTQ experience during the 80s and 90s through the primary lens of the ballroom scene.

Its success saw Porter honored with the Outstanding Actor In A Drama Series award at the 2019 Primetime Emmys.

However, his comments during a backstage press briefing left some – including Moore –  unimpressed.

When presented with suggestion that the trans women from the show were shut out from nominations, he replied:

“I don’t live in bittersweet. I live in the present. I live in the positive. The fact that we’re in the building…is the point. Right? We’re in the building. The world has changed. Period. That’s where we are and now we have another season and now they’ll get their shot.”

Responding to a fan’s prompt for a comment, Moore – who is trans and identifies as non-binary – said:

“For now, I’ll say- I’m not responsible for the ways Billy or any other cis man or person fail to represent, acknowledge or directly support me and the other incredible and brilliant trans talent on our show. I’m also hurt and disappointed, have been for a while.”

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  1. IKNOWTHETRUTH August 2, 2020


  2. Quincy Farrior August 2, 2020

    Billy is saying anything wrong,ppl are making another issue out of another man’s success…them not being nominated doesn’t mean they were shut out,it doesn’t mean they went unnoticed…Its cr8z how ppl feel just bcuz ur on a hit show means u need to be nominated,im a huge fan of pose,but screen time says alot,Red carpets say alot,Other rolls,endorsements and etc say alot…Billy earned his award,he ddnt complain because he wasn’t nominated or ddnt get noticed for for another award…he smiled,congradulated,congratulated, waited his turn…Get over it girl,we got other problems going on…

  3. Gworl Bye August 2, 2020

    I knew Billy Porter wasn’t legit. He’s just like RuPaul, the second they got “accepted” by those uppity white queens they automatically think that they’re one of them and forget who they are & where they came from. NEVER trust a black queen that lays up with a white man.

    • Lizzy August 2, 2020

      Rupaul isn’t uppity and he knows where he came from. There probably wouldn’t be a Pose with Rupauls Dragrace first. Billy Porter’s choice of words was poor but at the same time who would dim their own light for someone else’s?

      • Seth S. August 3, 2020

        It’s not “dimming your light” to humbly acknowledge the contributions of the other actors and crew that got them to where they are. Acknowledging the hard work of others, especially when those others are part of a much maligned group, does not in any way detract from your own hard work, and it’s a shame so many people have forgotten that.

        He could have at least given a few words of acknowledgement. Instead his comment came across as “got mine, F you.”

  4. Bey August 2, 2020

    I know Billy is a fraud….and soo many more I like him…. We got to be careful before we support these people just because someone is saying the support inclusive, diversity and fight against racism don’t mean the are legit about these movements….. they are all clout chasing and opportunist…

  5. miz123 August 2, 2020

    I knew there was reason I didn’t like billy porter

    • Jay August 2, 2020

      Never cared for him–even on the show!

  6. Susan August 2, 2020

    I’ve never liked billy. He’s had a nasty attitude for a minute. And he supports Camila Cabello, so he’s an Uncle Tom c_oon

    • Ms Ling Ling 👄The Massage Queen💄 August 2, 2020

      Hello fancy bish aka Queen of TROLL. Exposed again 🤡👺👹

      • Fancy BISH August 2, 2020

        You’re losing it Clarkson 🤣 It’s so satisfying to see your little online life spiraling out of control hunnie 🤳🏽

  7. Lindsay August 2, 2020

    The irony is that Indya is a much better actor than OTT Billy which is how I know these awards shows are fixed. The subtlety and vulnerability with which Indya plays Angel is so moving. Billy is cool but he’s a bit like the main character. They sound like they’re reading from a script when they’re acting. “I am your muvva and you are going to THAT ball!”.

  8. R August 2, 2020

    He is very tacky. Cut from the same WeHo / White Gay cloth as RuPaul.

  9. Honey August 2, 2020

    “Now they’ll get their shot”. So Billy really thinks he’s a better actor than Indya. I didn’t want to say anything before but he is actually a very poor actor and is only saved by the fact that the role is built around his skills set. It’s the same thing with MJ who I love. Her acting is very forced and feels like she’s thinking about acting as she’s doing it. The sad part about this is that it proves that even on a show like this trans people are still seen as being at the bottom of barrel. Big shame. Total shame.

  10. Robert August 2, 2020

    I have been increasingly disappointed in Billy Porter’s attitude as Pose gained notoriety. I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks his newfound fame has gone to his head. Nothing wrong with a little humility and gratitude for what you have…

  11. Christopher Locklear August 2, 2020

    The fact is she’s not that talented.

    • Danity Slain August 2, 2020

      Lies!! If anyone lacks talent it is Billy. He struggled for several years because he has charisma and energy but no skill. Sometimes I cringe during his interviews because he can’t read moments. Always on level 20 even if the vibe is on 4.

      • Ropeburn August 3, 2020

        What you and others on here are really saying is you don’t like the fact that he’s flamboyantly gay. Yet y’all up in here pretending to be some LGBT activists standin up for the trans girl. GTFOH!

  12. Kay Brown August 2, 2020

    It sounds like Porter was saying “I got mine! Who cares about them? They should be grateful that they were let into the room with us.” The underlying message is that trans lives and achievements don’t deserve to be valued and acknowledged, much less celebrated.

    This attitude is not new, nor rare in the gay & lesbian community who many see us as “failed” – self hating (internalized homophobia) gays and lesbians.

  13. Shun August 2, 2020

    I feel that he is correct. One step at a time is what he is saying. We all want everything all at once. It does not happen like that, unfortunately.I feel is is saying your time is coming too.

    • Cat B August 2, 2020

      I would have to agree with you. These awards are fixed , racist and homophobic. A win for him is a step in the right direction. Moores acting was terrible so I know she didnt think she was getting anything anyway.

  14. Eros Da Artiste August 2, 2020

    Honestly, I knew there was gonna be trouble after one of the cast members who shall remain nameless vent about it on Instagram. I’ll see if there’s going to be a rift. I’m just hoping that they settle it And that the Emmys will begin to see that everyone has something to contribute and everyone who exceeds in their craft is worthy of an award, whether trans or cis. POSE is groundbreaking but when ground is being broken there is always going to be something that’s going to put a wrench in the works.

  15. ME+YOU+US August 2, 2020

    I’m so over trans people whining about being in the front of the world..like stfu and realize your 1% of the world…go live your dam life In peace and leave us tf alone…ughhhh🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️

    • US-ME=YOU August 3, 2020

      I’m so over cis people whining about having 99% of the world and not wanting to share the last 1%..like stfu and realize it wouldn’t even impact you to treat us the same way you treat cis people… go live your dam life in peace and leave us tf alone… ughhh

  16. XYZ August 2, 2020

    Billy is annoying and not deserving of that award. I mean, he is literally just playing himself and is now using his privilege that the gays have come so far that he can be in the spotlight, while all his trans costars that make the Show, are not invited.

  17. JJanice Hummel August 2, 2020

    I first saw Billy Porter on Broadwsy in Kinky Boots, where he won the Tony. He’s been on the perimeter of the LGBTQ+ scene for many years. He– and for that matter RuPaul-worked their way up while paving the way for others. Not sure why all the hate, or someone saying here Trans people should “leave us alone”. Billy was nominated. Indya was not. Take it up with those who do the nominating. POSE is a great show with an amazing cast but it should be more about the message than the awards, no? Do I feel there there should have been more nominations.? Absolutely. Do I blame Billy Porter for it? No. Could he have chosen better words? Perhaps. But should he be made to feel guilty for being the only one nominated? Of course not.

  18. Studio August 2, 2020

    So what’s wrong with what he said. It wasn’t negative. He didn’t stir up some s***. He kept it cool and also about his self. Also he made a strong and valid point. We are in the building. Did people overlook that cuz they wanted their fame and glory to fulfill their ego..too fast?. He left it open for….next season …they will get their shot. Man not everyone can fit in the elevator at one time. Wait for the next one.
    I don’t see how people are whining.

  19. Quan August 2, 2020

    I love Indya Moore… so eloquent and classy. Billy is too much sometimes (really all the time). I hope the trans actresses are recognized on the scale billy has. Billy is overrated and his lack of support for the Trans community is facts.

  20. Rebecca Harold August 2, 2020

    He deserved his award, I am shocked though none of the three main Transwomen were not up for an award. We still have alot to fight for in regard equality.

  21. Mateo August 2, 2020

    Billy didn’t say ANYTHING wrong. I believe his reaction stems from the fact he’s been working hard since the late 80’s or early 90’s to get the recognized in entertainment as a gay black male. So, to hear a reporter shift focus off his personal win with a negative narrative about other nominees, trans or not is off-putting. This is also a win for African-Americans and all members of the LGBTQ. It’s a “family” affair.

  22. Garrett August 3, 2020

    I mean…she’s a terrible actor. It’s not his fault she can’t act her way out of a bag.

  23. Marcel August 4, 2020

    I don’t think his comment was malicious. His point was DONT WORRY WERE HERE. We have a foot in the door. ! That’s what I got out of it. People should stop borrowing problems . The man won an award! Be happy for him.

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