“He wanted to “choose” like they had no say in the matter. Frankly, I think they both should tell him to go to hell,” militant woman says
PITTSBURGH --- Three years after the news came out, Karenna Kern is still angry over an issue of Archie Comics in which Archie was to finally choose between two popular female characters. Ultimately, Archie decided to maintain the status quo and play Betty and Veronica against other, but that makes no difference to the avowed feminist.
“Why does Archie get to pick? Why don’t they have any say in the matter? Is he God’s gift to women or something?” Kern said, seething. “You know, Veronica always loved Archie, but he kept chasing Betty. They should both tell him, ‘Listen, buddy, we don’t need you. You can go to hell.’”
Kern thinks Betty and Veronica should be more independent. “I know the gang from East Riverdale doesn’t seem to work much and Veronica is independently wealthy, but both women should think about careers,” Kern said. “That could be very fulfilling. And if either decides to have a child later on, each would be able to support the baby.” Even in that case, Kern says the women won’t need Archie, as “they could ask Moose or Jughead to be a sperm donor.”