By a decent margin, and with just over 250 votes counted, Redditors have come to the conclusion that one Ivy Mayfair-Richards, played by “The Newsroom’s” Alison Pill, is about as popular as sun-ripened whole milk.
Pill was a newcomer to the anthology series when she debuted the character of Ivy in “AHS: Cult’s” premiere episode, “Election Night,” in September of 2017. It seems like nobody quite expected what would come out of her tenure on the program, and fans wound up blindsided by her willingness to do anything to get her son, Oz, out of the orbit of her increasingly paranoid wife.
Edging out the show’s clowns is one thing, but the kicker here seems to be that the Reddit vote pitted Pill’s Ivy against season antagonist Kai, a racist, homophobic, fanatical cult leader played by Evan Peters. Somehow, in spite of Kai’s laundry list of crimes, Ivy managed to inch him out — one user pointed out that the enthusiastic murderer was, at the very least, more charismatic than the struggling mother. There’s probably a lesson there.
In other popularity-related news, “AHS: Cult” remains the second lowest-rated season of “American Horror Story” on Rotten Tomatoes, so maybe arguing over who was and wasn’t likable that year is a moot point, to begin with.