KJ Apa says he’d “love” to be part of a gay storyline on Riverdale

KJ Apa is down for a romance between Archie Andrews and resident gay Kevin Keller on the next season of Riverdale.

At the Oz Comic Con in Melbourne, the Aussie actor was asked by an audience member if he “shipped” the two characters, to which he responded: “Love it, let’s go!”

Urrrrrrm, did we just hear the sound of screaming gays everywhere? Yah, we did.

Throughout its run, the popular Archie Comics-inspired teen drama has received highly positive reviews for its portrayal of LGBTQ characters, with its depiction of a gay romance in its first season, and the coming out of a major character in the second.

Earlier this year, the show also shined a light on the torturous methods of gay conversion therapy. However, some fans were divided, and criticised the show for punishing one of its only LGBTQ characters.

Apa also showed his support for the LGBTQ community when he slammed former rugby captain of the Australian Wallabies, Israel Folau, for claiming gay people will go to hell if they don’t “repent their sins”.

“Very disappointing comments, our role as Christians is to LOVE not judge,” said Apa. “What gives you the right to condemn? Are you perfect? Sit down.”

Riverdale just finished airing its second season, and has been renewed for a third – which is set to debut later this year.

While we wait to see if the relationship between Archie and Kevin comes to fruition, take a look back at the gay scenes from the first season of the show with this compilation video.

Riverdale’s first two seasons are available to stream on Netflix UK. 

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