KJ Apa Calls Out Rugby Player For Homophobic Post

Catherine Michelle

April 13, 2018


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KJ Apa just got even hotter.


The Riverdale actor took to task pro rugby player Israel Folau for a horrible homophobic comment he made on social media.


A fan had asked the Australian athlete “What was god’s plan for gay people?” Here was Israel’s response:

“HELL.. unless they repent of their sins and turn to God.”

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The exchange quickly went viral. And when the New Zealand-born KJ found out about about Israel’s homophobic words, he swiftly shut him down.


On KJ’s Instagram account, he posted a screenshot of Israel’s comments, and wrote:

“Very disappointing comments… Our role as Christians is to LOVE not Judge. What gives you the right to condemn? Are you perfect? Sit down.”



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When fans got wind of what KJ did, they immediately expressed their admiration for the 20-year-old actor’s strong show of support for the LGBT community. Here’s a few:

@kj_apa getting fiesty in insta got me feeling some kind of way go KJ! #Preach


“Wow I swear everytime @kj_apa is in the media we learn how much more or a great person he is”


“appreciate @kj_apa standing up for us, thank you man”


“like we needed another reason to love @kj_apa?”


 ”Love u @kj_apa