Riverdale Actor Faces Backlash After Supporting Fat-Shaming Online
KJ Apa shot to fame out of seemingly nowhere thanks to his starring role on Riverdale. But while the 19-year-old doesn’t have much experience in Hollywood, he should know that EVERYONE he does online, the problematic things, is visible to the world.
The teenager is currently under fire (and understandably so) after he liked a fat-shaming comment on Instagram that read, “Making fun of fat people is the only thing that’s gonna stop those useless bags of sh*t dying a fat early death.”
We know KJ didn’t make the disgusting remark himself, but the fact that he liked it is just as problematic.
— Blanca x (@EleanorBased) April 28, 2017
Fat shaming & treating women like objects?You're supposed to be a rolemodel for teenagers.
Well done, @kj_apa.
— Isabelle (@IzziSjogren) April 27, 2017
can u believe kj apa liked a fat shaming comment on instagram pic.twitter.com/dZusuJ5YF5
— georgia (@ubercvrrntz) April 27, 2017
me: just focus on the show/movie the actors personalities irl should not matter
kj apa: [likes a post about fat shaming]
also me: pic.twitter.com/O0lbq2iADW
— emily(@sk4mmer) April 27, 2017
@WriterRAS Hope you have a chat with KJ about fat shaming before Paleyfest tomorrow night!
— Melinda Piette (@zumpie1) April 27, 2017
I do not support fat shaming & unless KJ apologizes or says it was a mistake, I don't know if I can ever think of him the same way anymore-
— (@euphoriacole) April 27, 2017
KJ has not yet addressed to drama to either apologize, or maybe even explain that the like was done by accident, which is something many fans speculate happened. NOT COOL, DUDE.
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