Jojo Siwa comes out as a member of the LGBTQ community. The 17-year-old multitalented YouTube personality dropped many hints about her sexuality the days following her announcement. She was posting TikTok videos singing along to Lady Gaga’s iconic LGBTQ anthem ‘Born This Way’ and posting photos on Twitter of her in a shirt given to her by her cousin with the words ‘Best Gay Cousin.’
Jojo Siwa entered the world of stardom at the young age of nine. She appeared on two seasons of the show Dance Moms with her mom, Jessalynn Siwa. Since then, she began filming YouTube videos and releasing songs that have resulted in her fanbase of young children.
Jojo Siwa has accomplished a lot in the last few years. She embarked on a concert tour and was included on Time Magazine‘s annual list of the world’s 100 most influential people. In addition to her singing and YouTube channel, Siwa also has a line of merchandise at various stores and has worked with Nickelodeon to do different films and shows. Jojo Siwa is a young celebrity and has years of fame ahead of her.
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On January 23, 2021, Jojo Siwa posted a 15-minute video to her Instagram confirming the speculations of her sexuality and expressing her happiness of being a part of the LGBTQ community. She started the video by thanking all her fans for their support and love. She then described how happy she is and how great it is to share her true self with the world. According to her video, the overall experience with the news has been positive for Siwa, and she explained that she is not ready to put a label on her sexuality; Siwa wants the world to know that she is a member of the LGBTQ community.
Siwa’s exact words from the video were, “Right now, what matters is that you guys know that no matter who you love, it’s okay, and it is awesome, and the world is there for you!” In the video, Siwa exudes excitement and happiness as she expresses her true self.
Jojo Siwa coming out as a member of the LGBTQ community is a big deal since her following consists of young kids. While many will see Siwa as an excellent example for young kids to be proud of who they are, some parents will not be supportive and will not want their children exposed to Jojo Siwa’s material.
My cousin got me a new shirt pic.twitter.com/DuHhgRto7b
— JoJo Siwa! (@itsjojosiwa) January 22, 2021
On January 22, 2021, Jojo Siwa posted a photo on Twitter wearing a shirt with the words ‘Best Gay Cousin.’ The shirt was given to Siwa as a gift from her cousin. After Jojo Siwa posted this photo and various TikTok videos, the internet began speculating Siwa’s sexuality.
A majority of the response to Siwa’s news has been supportive and positive. Many people have congratulated the Dance Moms star and have posted on social media how excited they were for Siwa. People have also begun saying Siwa’s coming out will significantly impact young kids everywhere as they will see her as a positive role model.
However, there have also been some people who are not supportive of Jojo Siwa’s coming out. One mom commented on Siwa’s Instagram post, saying they will no longer allow their child to watch the star’s videos. Jojo Siwa had the perfect response for this negative mother, merely responding, “Okay!”
Instead of getting upset over any negative responses, Siwa chooses to focus on the positive messages and happiness, which sets an excellent example for kids everywhere.
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Fans are not the only ones showing their support for Jojo Siwa. Many celebrities and brands have also shared their love and excitement for Siwa. For example, Nickelodeon, a company that has worked closely with Siwa over the years, posted a photo of her on their Instagram with the caption, “Never been more proud.”
Other celebrities who have reached out to Jojo Siwa include Ellen Degeneres, James Charles, Jamie Lynn Spears, and more. They all responded to Siwa’s various posts with hearts and joy. Brands like Instagram and Netflix also showed their love for Siwa by posting hearts and rainbows on her Instagram post.
Overall, Jojo Siwa feels the love from everyone and is currently the happiest she has ever been. The young star has a long career ahead of her, and she will continue to be a positive impact on young kids everywhere with her bright personality and ability to be herself.