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KJ Apa Responds to Criticism Over Not Posting About Black Lives Matter

KJ Apa Responds to Criticism Over Not Posting About Black Lives Matter

KJ Apa was called out for not extensively speaking out in support of Black Lives Matter and the ongoing protests that started because of George Floyd‘s murder.

It started when comedian Elijah Daniel spoke about the 2018 police brutality movie The Hate U Give, which starred KJ.

“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?,” Elijah tweeted.

KJ responded, writing, “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.”

Several of KJ‘s Riveredale co-stars have been promoting the movement and one was arrested at a protest.

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