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Friday, Jul 21, 2017

Pop Rocks: ‘American Horror Story’ disses Tampa, but loves St. Pete’s snacks

We knew there would be plenty of Florida references with FX’s “American Horror Story: Freak Show” being set in Jupiter, but we didn’t know Tampa would get dissed so hard by one of the series’ main characters.

As you can see in the video above, shady freak show proprietor Elsa Mars (Jessica Lange) revealed she’d rather die than visit our city in the episode “Blood Bath” after saying she’d considered sending the conjoined twins played by Sarah Paulson to Tampa (and yes, we know this episode aired Dec. 3, but some of us have some DVRing to catch up on, OK).

The show’s characters don’t totally slam the Tampa Bay area, though. While throwing an adult fit in front of his mother in Episode 2, murderous rich-boy “Dandy” threatens to run off to “St. Petersburg, where they have real caramel corn, not that cardboard they sell at the freak show.”

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