KJ Apa just dragged Elijah Daniel for saying Riverdale "sucks"
15 December 2018, 14:34 | Updated: 15 December 2018, 14:44
Elijah Daniel vs. KJ Apa and the cast of Riverdale is a beef we never expected.
Yesterday (Dec 14), Elijah fired shots at The CW teen drama when he tweeted about how bad he thought the show was, saying: "does the riverdale fanbase know the show sucks and don’t care or do they just not know"
does the riverdale fanbase know the show sucks and don’t care or do they just not know— elijah daniel (@elijahdaniel) December 14, 2018
The responses to his comment were pretty varied. The fandom flocked to support the show and the rest... well, they agreed with him.
A few hours later, KJ Apa caught wind of the tweet and decided to hit back with spicy comment. Replying to Elijah's initial drag, KJ wrote: "Do your fans know that you’re a fuckn idiot or do they just not care?"
Do your fans know that you’re a fuckn idiot or do they just not care?— KJ Apa (@kj_apa) December 14, 2018
Following KJ's response, a bunch of other Riverdale actors chimed in to defend their show too. Ashleigh Murray had something to say about Elijah's initial comment, Camila Mendes liked KJ's response and Hayley Law slid into the convo with a gif.
Lol he’s worried about a fanbase when none of us know who he is. People recognize me from the back of my head. What do you do?— Ashleigh Murray (@iamamurray) December 15, 2018
Elijah, never one to back down, responded to the backlash of his original tweet a few hours later with even more comments about the show and wasn't phased by the replies from the cast members either.
they know they just don’t care https://t.co/gMCMkqmkSv— elijah daniel (@elijahdaniel) December 14, 2018
i guess me and kj aren’t endgame ://— elijah daniel (@elijahdaniel) December 14, 2018
i had to google who you were to even know you’re on that show & how are you bragging about how many fans you have when you have less followers than me like sis this is.....embarrassing. all i said was your show isn’t that good anymore why y’all SO mad i can’t breathe https://t.co/S6PNIRt5Ya— elijah daniel (@elijahdaniel) December 15, 2018
WELL THEN. A beef we never expected, nor one that we ever asked for.
Obviously, Riverdale is not without its faults... It has always been plagued with negative comments on Twitter for several reasons: some fair, understandable and important (like queerbaiting and lack of screen time for characters of colour and LGBT ships), and others completely unnecessary and often insulting to those who work hard on the show.
But at the end of the day, it's a campy, heightened teen drama that a LOT of people watch, and that a lot of people happen to enjoy very much. And that's that.