KJ Apa, the 22-year-old Riverdale heartthrob, recently made headlines with his response to a Twitter user who asked him why he’s been silent during the Black Lives Matter movement.
KJ starred in the film The Hate U Give, which co-starred Amandla Stenberg and Euphoria‘s Algee Smith in the film about police brutality. Because of the nature of the film, comedian Elijah Daniel asked KJ why he’s chosen to remain silent on social media.
KJ responded to Elijah by saying that he doesn’t feel like it’s necessary to post his attendance at protests for it to be valid to him. His response was met with mixed feelings from fans.
Many of KJ’s Riverdale co-stars have been very outspoken about the movement, and Cole Sprouse was even arrested at a protest. Fans began to criticize KJ for not using his platform to post petition links or information on protests.