On October 11, 20-year-old actor KJ Apa shocked fans during his interview on the LIVE with Kelly and Ryan Show, leaving Vancouver residents in an angry frenzy. Many fans and countless Vancouver residents were outraged, as Apa described his time in Vancouver as “kind of boring.”
That’s right. He labelled the place that he has hundreds, maybe even thousands of Riverdale fans who would gladly lay down their life savings for a picture with him, boring.
As you can imagine, it did not sit well with the public.
In a matter of days, everyone’s internet browsers were filled with a backlash from fans that began trending all over social media apps, such as Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat.
Vancouver Riverdale fans began accusing him that he hadn’t explored the city enough and that he should have just left the city if he thought so little about it. Others have taken further steps, creating angry (yet hilarious) memes that have been posted all over social media.
Unfortunately, that’s not all. During his interview with Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest Apa even went on to say that because Vancouver wasn’t the biggest city, everything closes early, implying that there was nothing to do.
Definitely not the best idea.
Luckily celebrities such as Dwayne Johnson and Kate Winslet were quick to come to Vancouver’s rescue, disagreeing with the young actor, describing their last visit in Vancouver as incredible.
Vancouver residents are still in a fury, and pointed out that, since the Riverdale star was from New Zealand, he shouldn’t have been throwing sticks and stones, since New Zealand wasn’t any more exciting, according to twitter comment, by Sean Simpson.
Realizing his slip, during the interview, Apa scrambled to make up for his mistake by saying he hadn’t really taken the time to explore and visit the different (but beautiful) parts of Vancouver because of his busy schedule.
Nice try, Apa but you aren’t getting out of this one!
Other Riverdale cast members like Cole Sprouse, Lili Reinhart, and Camila Mendes have yet to voice their opinions on the matter.
We have yet to hear Apa’s response to his fans reactions.