JoJo Siwa low-key came out as part of the LGBTQIA+ community, and the support she's receiving is beautiful!
âJoJo Siwa, who first entered our lives on 'Dance Moms,' has 'come out.'. The 17-year-old singer/dancer/actress/entertainer/etc first had fans scratching their head when she lip-synced to "Born This Way" on TikTok. Shortly after, she shared a pic of her wearing a shirt that says "Best. Gay. Cousin. Ever."
The media jumped at the posts, and put out articles about her 'coming out.' While I wanted to post about this last night, I held off. JoJo Siwa pretty much confirmed the news (for me) by sharing words of congrats from her friends on Insta-stories.
Whether someone is gay or not, I applaud and celebrate anyone who decides to live their truth freely and openly. JoJo Siwa is a tween and teen icon. She could be a life-saver for tweens and teens who are questioning their sexuality, and are absolutely terrified.
When I was a tween and teen questioning my sexuality (I had crushes on a few female classmates, as well as male classmates), I had no celebrities my age to look up to that were openly LGBT. I kept everything quiet, despite the fact my peers kind of knew (in high school, I was nicknamed "Ellen" because I gave off a "gay vibe."). If there had been a celebrity like JoJo Siwa back when I was young, things would have been a lot easier.
To parents who may be upset by JoJo 'coming out:' Please do not ban JoJo Siwa from your kids' lives. I am a parent too, and I understand wanting to protect your kids from things you don't understand. However, JoJo 'coming out' is not a scary thing. Think about it: What if one of your kids were LGBTQIA+, and terrified of telling you? Celebs like JoJo can help your child navigate what they are going through internally, and give them the strength to live their truth. JoJo is a vibrant and positive influence. She's a hell of a lot better than some of the scumbags that are out there. Please, don't take JoJo away from your kids. You will cause your kids more damage that way. You will also teach them that being gay is wrong, and it's not.
JoJo is still JoJo. All that has changed is that we know she loves differently than we thought, which shouldn't matter anyway. What matters is that she loves.
JoJo Siwa, you are an icon. You have already been the big sister to millions of fans, and now you will be their advocate. Being a kid is tough. When you're a gay kid, it can be incredibly brutal. JoJo, you will be that person who will help so many LGBT youth live their truth freely and openly. Blessings to you <3
UPDATE: JoJo herself has confirmed the news (watch video below)