Queerbating is nothing new, most recently was Girl Meets World, but that was only one couple. Riverdale has successfully done queer bating with the entire main cast and it’s not just a one off either.
You could argue that all shows do this, but not to this extent. This is insane.
Just friends don’t treat each other like that. Period. Unless you are so fucking comfortable with your sexuality which is an excuse that I’m pretty done with.
Queer bating needs to stop. And having a flamboyant gay boy on the show doesn’t get you off the hook. Just cause there is a queer character doesn’t mean Jarchie and Beronica can be swept under a rug. That’s not how it works