JoJo Siwa calmly reacted to a parent who told her that she won’t let her daughter watch her again after she came out as a member of the LGBTQ+ community.
After the pop star, 17, was very open and honest about her sexuality on Instagram, a parent wrote in the comments: ‘My daughter will never watch you again.’
JoJo simply replied: ‘Okay!’
And while some people have left negative remarks, JoJo thanked people for their largely positive responses.
Calm: JoJo Siwa, 17, reacted to a parent who told her she will ‘never let her daughter watch her again’ on Instagram on Tuesday after she came out as a member of the LGBTQ+ community
Well there’s no rush: JoJo has said she isn’t sure how to label herself yet
She said: ‘Now that the world gets to see this side of my life, it makes me really, really happy. Now that I got to share that with the world, it’s awesome…
‘I want people to know that there is so much love in the world and it is so incredible!’
‘Somebody said, “What label are you?” And you know, I have thought about this and the reason I am not ready to say this answer is because I really don’t know this answer.
‘I think humans are awesome. I think humans are really incredible people.’
JoJo had cleared up any confusion about coming out on Saturday when she confirmed she’s a member of the LGBTQ+ community.
She shared a new video to Instagram declaring she was ‘so so happy’ after coming out the day before.
Despite wearing a shirt reading ‘Best. Gay. Cousin. Ever.,’ JoJo wasn’t ready to put a label on her sexuality just yet.
Clearing things up: JoJo had confirmed she was part of the LGBTQ+ community in a hyperactive video posted to her Instagram on Saturday
JoJo appeared on camera in a black Time 100 hoodie and a white bow on her ponytail with rainbow-colored hearts.
She had also said: ‘I want to keep things in my life private before they’re ready to become public.
‘I’m the happiest that I’ve ever been. And that’s what matters.’
Taking her time: Asked by a fan about how she labeled herself, she said: ‘I have thought about this, and the reason why I’m not ready to say this answer is because I don’t really know this answer’
Later, another fan asked how long she had been part of the LGBTQ+ community.
‘I don’t know,’ she responded. ‘I think my whole life. Because my whole life, I’ve really really been, I just liked people, but I have never fallen in love before.
‘But I always believed that my person was just going to be my person. If that person happened to be a boy, great! And if that person happened to be a girl, great! I think I’m just really happy. I think in life you know when you meet your person, I really do.’
One person asked about her breakup with Mark Bontempo in November 2020, but she downplayed the possibility that it was related to her sexuality.
‘People in life break up,’ she said. ‘People as teenagers break up, you have a boyfriend or you have a girlfriend when you’re six years old and you break up with them, you’re not with them for forever.
‘I was a teenager, I still am a teenager but I think I’m pretty happy now. I’m pretty good now.’
Taking it easy: She said she had been open to falling in love with either boys or girls her entire life
Staying up: The night before, JoJo shared a playful clip of herself rocking out to music well after midnight while wearing aviator glasses and a rainbow bow
The social media star also said her parents knew about her sexuality.
‘My parents have known. My mom said she’s known for the last two years. She’s like, “I just know with you!” Around two years ago, she was like, “I don’t think you only like boys, that’s totally okay.” They’ve always been so everything… My family is awesome,’ she enthused.
The night before, JoJo shared a playful clip of herself rocking out to music well after midnight while wearing aviator glasses and a rainbow bow.
‘How long till my family comes in and tells me to go to sleep????’ she captioned it.
‘Thanks for the shirt cousin’: JoJo came out after wearing a ‘Best. Gay. Cousin. Ever.’ T-shirt on her Instagram Stories
JoJo Siwa set off the commotion by posting a photo of herself wearing a ‘Best. Gay. Cousin. Ever.’ T-shirt on her Instagram Stories.
The YouTube sensation thanked her cousin for the garment as she showed off the black and blue T-shirt to her social media followers on Friday.
Soon after posting the photo, JoJo became a trending topic on Twitter as fans posted their support for the teen.
In the snap, JoJo wore a sparkly pink bow in her hair as she gazed down at the shirt with a smile on her face.
‘Thanks for the shirt cousin @wandawandawanda,’ JoJo wrote in the photo.
JoJo initially didn’t address the T-shirt in subsequent posts, which included video of her confidently walking around her house to the Ariana Grande song, Step on Up.
She also posted video to her YouTube account of her ‘extreme makeover’ that day, where she again did not address the T-shirt. The look she ended up wearing in the video was the same outfit she wore in her TikTok video.
Showing their support: Soon after posting the photo, JoJo became a trending topic on Twitter as fans posted their support for the teen
Making moves: JoJo initially didn’t address the T-shirt in subsequent posts, which included video of her confidently walking around her house to the Ariana Grande song, Step on Up
Shopping day: She also posted video to her YouTube account of her ‘extreme makeover’ that day, where she again did not address the T-shirt
Extreme makeover: Siwa wore a jean jacket and white scrunchie following her transformation
The post comes after JoJo shared a TikTok video of herself lip-syncing to the Lady Gaga smash hit, Born This Way.
The teen shared the clip with her 31.1 million followers on the platform, beaming as she mouthed the lyrics to the LGBTQ+ anthem.
JoJo, who is a self-confessed huge fan of Gaga, also sported her signature rainbow accessories, in keeping with the song’s message.
JoJo – real name Joelle Joanie Siwa – filmed the short clip in her room, with flashing rainbow lights in the background.
The look she ended up wearing in the video was the same outfit she wore in her TikTok video
The new JoJo! Siwa proudly posed for everyone following her makeover
Sing it: Siwa shared a fun TikTok video on Wednesday as she lip-synced along to Lady Gaga smash hit Born This Way
The singer and dancer, who shot to fame on reality show Dance Moms, mimed the lyrics, ‘no matter gay, straight, or bi, lesbian, transgender,’ in the short clip.
TikTok star Kent Boyd also shared a clip of JoJo visiting the famous Pride House LA in Los Angeles – a TikTok house dedicated to LGBTQ+ creators.
JoJo danced to the Paramore song, Ain’t It Fun, alongside Mollee Gray, Garrett Clayton and others in front of a rainbow-colored wall, with Boyd captioning the video, ‘Now [you’re] one of us!’
Gaga fan: The YouTube sensation, 17, shared the clip with her 31.1 million followers on the platform, beaming as she mouthed the lyrics to the LGBTQ+ anthem
Siwa first gained prominence for her appearances on the Lifetime dance show Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition, after which she was featured in seasons five and six of Dance Moms.
In 2016, she released her debut single Boomerang, which went on to be certified as double platinum by the RIAA due to its immense popularity.
The singer was later seen in numerous productions from Nickelodeon, including the 2018 made-for-TV movie Blurt and the musical comedy series School Of Rock, which was based off of the 2003 movie of the same name.
Pride: TikTok star Kent Boyd also shared a clip of JoJo visiting the famous Pride House LA in Los Angeles – a TikTok house dedicated to LGBTQ+ creators
In September, Siwa was named one of Time’s 100 most influential people of the world, with her large online following being a contributing factor to her designation.
Back in June, JoJo spoke about her romance with Mark Bontempo, the younger brother of social media star Madison Bontempo. in an interview with Seventeen magazine.
At the time of the interview, she didn’t reveal the identity of her beau, only introducing him in a TikTok video in August.
Fun day: JoJo danced to the Paramore song, Ain’t It Fun, alongside Mollee Gray, Garrett Clayton and others in front of a rainbow-colored wall
She told Seventeen that it was up to him whether or not he wanted to go public with their relationship. ‘I’m really in the public light and the thing is is like, I don’t care,’ she explained. ‘That’s a side of my life that I can keep public or I can keep private.’
‘Honestly he’s a dream… Really, truly unreal and I’m so happy.’
By November though JoJo confirmed the six-month romance was over, defending Mark from online criticism in an Instagram comment posted on November 15.
Jojo wrote, ‘…Mark doesn’t deserve hateful things like this. He deserves to have people support him. You have NO idea about mark and I’s relationship. how much fun it was. how happy we both were, and how happy we both are. We decided it’s best for us to not be in a relationship…. that’s all.’
‘Meet Mark’: Back in June, JoJo spoke about her romance with Mark Bontempo, the younger brother of social media star Madison Bontempo. The couple split in November