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Here’s why ‘Pose’ star Indya Moore will never attend another Met Gala again

By PhilSTAR L!fe Published Sep 16, 2021 9:11 pm

Pose actor Indya Moore—who identifies as a non-gender, non-binary and prefers to go by the pronouns they/them—said on Instagram that this would probably be the last Met Gala they’re attending.

“I am going to think long and hard about why I came and if it is truly in alignment with what I want to accomplish in this life, the stories I want to tell and the messages I want to share,” the FX TV series star said.

They said they have faced their “own inconvenient truths” that led them to reevaluate what they do, why and how.

“I have been unhappy with what my experience has been behind the flashing lights cameras and the people between them and I so far. The message is often: if I do not like it, I can move on. I've noticed that Growth and change is bad for ‘the brand’ here, and when we get sick because of these lies we take meds to quell the symptoms, or we move on bc changing the environment & editing the tradition is too taboo.”

Moore admitted that being at the Met this year was “cognitive dissonance,” that they “entered and left feeling confused.”

Moore referenced the Black Lives Matter protesters outside the Met, saying, “People were protesting and arrested in the name of what so many of us who attended, care deeply about. They were arrested most likely because they were perceived as a threat to those of us who were there.”

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“We organize millions for a museum, on stolen land that black and brown people suffer on unless white supremacy thinks they are exceptional—but not for the people? can't we be substantially generous in ways that alleviate suffering and poverty? I am surprised that I was invited and I am grateful for the gesture and I want us to be more sincerely thoughtful around how we take from people we do not care about, not so we can accept that truth, but so that we can grow the heart to change it.”

Moore called the Met Gala a “make-believe” event “during a time make believe is weaponized against the truth, during a time where honesty and transparency is more important than ever.”

More was born a male and of Haitian, Puerto Rican and Dominican ancestry. They grew up in foster care and became a model at 15, and later for Dior and Gucci.

On the Ryan Murphy TV series Pose, she plays a transgender sex worker.

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