Riverdale star KJ Apa is opening up about his silence on the Black Lives Matter movement and protests.
KJ was triggered to address the matter when a fan suggested that rapper and comedian Elijah Daniel should watch The Hate U Give, which is a film KJ co-starred in. Elijah and KJ have feuded in the past and Elijah took the opportunity to address KJ’s silence on the matter.
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Daniel responded, “I love that movie but I do have a question, completely unrelated to the beef I formerly had with him, if KJ was the co-star of that movie why is he so silent? He has such a massive young audience and got paid to be in a movie about police brutality and… posted a black square?”
On Sunday, Apa responded by telling Daniel, “I don’t need to post about my opinions and beliefs in order for them to be real to me. I support black lives — but I don’t feel it’s necessary to prove to people I do by posting my attendance at these protests.”
Daniel has yet to respond to Apa’s comments, but he isn’t the only one to notice Apa’s silence on the matter. Fans have pointed out that Riverdale stars Cole Sprouse, Camila Mendes and Madelaine Petsch “have all gone to protests and are posting resources and yet… what is KJ doing?”
Check out the full Twitter thread between Elijah and KJ below:
i love that movie but i do have a question, completely unrelated to the beef i formerly had with him, if KJ was the co-star of that movie why is he so silent? he has such a massive young audience and got paid to be in a movie about police brutality and … posted a black square? https://t.co/2UP5mvWhiR
— elijah daniel (@elijahdaniel) June 7, 2020