Joey King Deletes ‘Capping’ Tweet After Being Accused of Cultural Appropriation

Lawrence Kim
August 14, 2020

Joey King deleted a tweet about her ex-boyfriend Jacob Elordi after fans raised concerns about her problematic language.

However, King looks back at her relationship with Elordi fondly as she shared, "I think it's a good thing we dated in the first place".

When asked what it was like working with Jacob every single day, she said, "There's so much I want to say".

"I couldn't", she said.

"I think that it's awesome to date someone in your field, who gets it", she continued. With her professional life going rock steady, there are also the romance rumours with her co-star Taylor Zakhar Perez.

This isn't all King had to tell Stern about her former boyfriend. However, the question hit a bit of a snag when Elordi responded with, "I haven't seen it".

But King insisted that wasn't the case, and had even ran the tweet by him before posting it.

Joey King spoke with Howard Stern and revealed she would never date any of her co-stars again.

"I'm happy that we're talking about this", she said, before explaining that she had heard the term capping on social media, but was called out by a couple of Twitter users for cultural appropriation. "I thought, Oh, I guess this is the new thing". "It's something that I should not have used as a white person, and I, like, I took it down, because I was like, 'Oh, okay, two accounts on Twitter called me out for it, that's why I deleted it".

'The tweet was a jovial thing. "It wasn't to be mean".

"I'm a huge fan of dating your friend, someone that you know and you trust because that's where it all starts... with that trust".

Joey's initial tweet was in response to comments Jacob made during an interview with Variety, where he dismissively admitted he hadn't seen the ending of The Kissing Booth 2.

"We were quarantine buddies so I would see [King] all the time because we lived five minutes away from each other".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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