Riverdale Cast Can’t Seem to Get Over Comedian Elijah Daniel’s Understandable Criticism

Elijah Daniel Riverdale KJ Apa Tweet

The Riverdale TV show on The CW is a mess. It is enjoyable, but it is still a mess. However, it seems the cast feels differently and will go out of their way to engage in an unnecessary Twitter spat with someone who was just sharing an opinion. Also, Elijah Daniel ended up dragging the cast. So at least the whole thing was fun.

As far as my opinion goes, acting talent (especially from very popular shows) need to give more control over their social media to their PR teams to avoid unnecessary drama. For those who don’t know, Elijah Daniel (my fingers keep trying to write Elijah Wood. It is a struggle), tweeted about Riverdale not being good (which, preach, sis!) and if the fandom realizes it or not.

Elijah Daniel Riverdale tweet

If you look at the tweet, it is clear Daniel didn’t tag any of the cast members. That is why seeing KJ Apa, who plays Archie on Riverdale (sigh! Veronica deserves better), tweeting back by using such crass language made no sense. Also, Apa, who already has a problematic past needs more PR control.

Elijah Daniel KJ Apa Tweet

Anyway, if you are familiar with Daniel’s work, you know he is more than capable of handling such a situation. What occurred next was just glorious.

Also, Ashleigh Murray, what you wrote about Daniel says more about you as a person than him. There is a thing called modesty, you know?

Elijah Daniels Riverdale Tweet

Now, I would have called out Daniel if his tweet was hateful. It wasn’t. But the response from the Riverdale cast, even when Daniel didn’t tag them was definitely hateful.

Elijah Daniel Tweet Riverdale

Also, he speaks for all of us! Ha!

Elijah Daniel Tweet Riverdale

In the end, while Daniel won the battle, certain Riverdale cast members still seem to be hurt over how bad they got dragged.

Elijah Daniel Tweet Riverdale

Here’s my unsolicited advice. It will do good for the cast of Riverdale to accept the show isn’t the best thing out there. Most of the fandom is watching for Cheryl and Toni anyway.

Such a realization won’t take away from numerous fans still enjoying it. However, it will help decrease the likelihood of certain cast members getting into such public arguments.

And let’s be real, going after people criticizing the show is a battle they can’t win. Jeff Davis, the showrunner of Teen Wolf, definitely didn’t.

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Author: Farid-ul-Haq

Farid has a Masters in Psychology and an M.Phil in Molecular Genetics. He is the author of numerous books including Arousing the Legacy, Missing in Somerville, The Game Master of Somerville, and The Escaped Murderer of Somerville. He gives us insight on comics, books, TV shows, anime/manga, video games, and movies.



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