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The Only Thing Scary About the New ‘American Horror Story’ Is Its Cast

August 16, 20173 min read

Trigger warning: child m*lestation, s*xual assault, p*dophilia

As a long-time fan of the American Horror Story franchise, I was disappointed but not surprised with the news of who they had chosen to be apart of their cast for their newest season.

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The new season of FX’s spooky anthology series is allegedly based on the U.S. political state, with reporting that “…the 11-episode season will take place in Michigan during the election.” Even co-creator Ryan Murphy revealed a tease of what to expect:

The season will focus on “people who are ignored by the current administration and who are afraid and feel terrorized that their lives are going to be taken away.”

Returning to the series are some of the OG cast members in the AHS family, like Evan Peters, Cheyenne Jackson, and Sarah Paulson. However, the problem the headline of this article is pointing towards is in regards to the two new cast members joining the show for this season.

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Playing the role of Detective Samuels and joining the cast of American Horror Story: Cult is Colton Haynes, best known for his role in the MTV Series Teen Wolf. For some people, this might be a joyful occasion. However, for those that are more inclined to not look the other way, we know all too well that Colton Haynes is a horrible addition to the cast. While Colton is known for dressing up in wild Halloween costumes, his favorite costume seems to be dressing up in blackface. Not once, not twice but three times has Colton Haynes shown his racist side by dressing up in blackface.

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Also joining the cast is “comedian” and white feminist Lena DunhamWhile there is no confirmation on exactly who her character is going to be, she is reportedly going to be in “…at least one episode.”

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The only thing scary about Lena Dunham is her horrifying and gruesomely detailed passage in one of her pieces of writing where she talks about how she molested her younger sister.

“…anything a sexual predator might do to woo a small suburban girl I was trying.”

The extremely graphic experience was written about here and is completely and utterly one of the most disturbing things I have ever read. The creators seem to be promoting this season as an exposé on the USA’s political climate, but using the theme as a Trojan Horse to allow two hugely problematic and vile cast members to slither their way onto the set is not going unnoticed. 

American Horror Story: Cult premieres Tuesday, Sept 5 at 10pm EDT on FX.

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Matthew Reid

Matthew Reid is a 20 year old Canadian student majoring in Television and Video Production. He is a self proclaimed intersectional feminist, comic-book geek, and avid baby carrot enthusiast. — Contact him at [email protected]