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‘Riverdale’ Fans Have A MAJOR Problem With This New On-Screen Couple

ICYMI, Betty and Jughead kissed and there's a reasons fans aren't cool with it
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THIS POST CONTAINS RIVERDALE SPOILERS! 10/10 SPOILAGE!

Ok so if you’re up to date with our newest obsession Riverdale, you’ll know that there have been a couple new ~romantic~ pairings, but there’s one in particular fans are NOT on board with and that’s betty and Jughead. 

To refresh your memory, this is the kiss that started it all…

Fans were all like 👇 when they saw it

The reason fans are annoyed by the kiss isn’t because Betty isn’t an amazing girl, it’s because Jughead is supposed to be asexual and having him represent that group would have been empowering and AMAZING. But alas, it’s not happening right now despite KJ Apa and Cole Sprouse both behind the move. It’s surprising also because showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa acknowledged that in the Archie comics, from which the show is based, Jughead is asexual, so why miss out on the powerful chance to have him lead that on TV? People are pretty disappointed…

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However Roberto had previously told MTV News that the show is a journey: “The way we’re treating Riverdale, especially season one, is it’s an origin story. So I think all of the kids are discovering themselves, and a big part of that is discovering their sexuality, their sexual selves. Rather than have everything fully formed — for instance, we’re not going to start with Archie’s band or Jughead’s asexuality or any of the things that have become canon — those are all stops on the way to the journey until the show catches up to 75 years of Archie history.”

Sounds like Jughead may still have the chance to be an asexual icon! 

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