Archie Comics CEO Says Gay Character 'Will Live a Long Life, Free of Hate and Narrow-Minded People'
Archie Comics CEO John Goldwater has responded to a campaign from American Family Association project One Million Moms asking Toys R Us to remove an issue featuring gay character Kevin Keller's marriage from its shelves.
“We stand by Life with Archie #16. As I’ve said before, Riverdale is a safe, welcoming place that does not judge anyone. It’s an idealized version of America that will hopefully become reality someday. We’re sorry the American Family Association/OneMillionMoms.com feels so negatively about our product, but they have every right to their opinion, just like we have the right to stand by ours. Kevin Keller will forever be a part of Riverdale, and he will live a happy, long life free of prejudice, hate and narrow-minded people.“