Janet Mock Speaks On FX’s Pose And Nomination Snubs
Janet Mock has been advocate for the transexual community for a while now. Her strong presence in the LGBTQ+ community has made an impact for people to take the trans community more seriously and understand that they are humans just like everyone else. Well, her advocacy and presence didn’t dim down but only went up another notch when it came to the recent NAACP Image Awards nominations.
The groundbreaking show Pose appeared on FX in 2018, it made big enough noise to the point that they were picked up for another season and nominated for two Golden Globes. Earlier in the year there were whispers that the show was snubbed, but it only stayed at whispers and speculations back then. Mock brought the whispers in front of a bullhorn when the show didn’t receive nominations at all. Since the cast includes a 85-90% all black cast you would think that there would be some recognition at an award show dedicated to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Janet didn’t hold back when she expressed her opinions on the recent nominees for the 2019 award show. She tweeted,
“I, too, am disappointed that our own refuses to truly see us, largely I assume, b/c we are as unapologetically trans & queer as we are black.”
Mock was not alone either, many people of the LGBTQ+ community who happen to be black were not happy.
If you follow Mock on Twitter then you will know she takes her love for the show very seriously; she has a tweet about the show being the best of 2018. The show’s praises are probably falling on faint ears because of the lack of recognition in multiple entertainment worlds. Season 2 of Pose is predicted to premiere later on this year.