Teen queen, JoJo Siwa has officially come out and she has done it in a big way! The children’s entertainer and camp icon to adults has come out at just 17 years of age. In an Instagram live video, the Dance Moms star remarked “I have never, ever, ever been this happy before and it feels really awesome.”
We are always pleased when young people choose to live authentically and share their truest selves with the world so we were thrilled that JoJo Siwa felt empowered to confirm that she’s part of the LGBTQIA community.
JoJo Siwa got personal and answered questions from fans in a heartwarming 15-minute Instagram Live video.
In a video later posted to Instagram, Siwa addressed fans saying, “Now that the world gets to see this side of my life, it makes me really, really happy,” she explained. “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!”
At one point during the IG Live, a follower asked, “What label are you?” to which JoJo responded, “I have thought about this, and the reason I am not ready to say this answer is because I don’t really know this answer.”
“I think humans are awesome. I think humans are really incredible people,” she went on. “Right now, I’m super-duper happy and I want to share everything with the world…but I also want to keep things in my life private until they’re ready to be public.”
The reality star also told fans that her coming out journey might look the same as everyone else’s.
“Right now what matters is that you guys know that no matter who you love, that it’s OK and that it’s awesome and that the world is there for you,” she shared. “I know everyone’s situation is different and it might be harder for some people and easier for some people to come out or [to] be themselves but I think coming out has this stigma around it—that it’s this really, really, really scary thing, but it’s not anymore.”
“There are so many accepting and loving people out there that it’s OK,” she continued. “Of course, people are going to say it’s not normal, but nothing is normal. Literally, not one thing about anybody is normal and it’s OK not to be normal, it’s OK to be a little different… And I think a lot of people are afraid of being different, and that’s something we should never, ever be afraid of. That’s something we should be proud of… I’m the happiest I’ve ever been, that’s what matters.”
She went on to thank her fans for their “endless amount of love and support” which she said she is also getting from her parents as well.
“You know what my dad said? He said, ‘Hey man, love is universal.’ My parents have known,” she noted, adding, “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 OK.’ My family is awesome.”
Then, JoJo Siwa posted a photo on Twitter writing, ‘My cousin got me a new shirt.’
On Friday, Siwa posted a selfie on Twitter in which she wrote “My cousin got me a new shirt.” The image shows the star looking down at her shirt which reads “Best. Gay. Cousin. Ever.”
The announcement(s) took some fans by surprise but followers of Siwa on TikTok assumed that a video of her singling the unofficial gay anthem, “Born This Way” by Lady Gaga was a clear message that the YouTube personality was showing her true colors to the world.
In addition to her TikTok video singalong, Siwa also appeared in a video for Pride House LA, an LGBTQ+ TikTok content collaboration with a huge following.
Ms. Siwa wanted us to know! By every means necessary, she revealed her true self to the world. It’s a huge deal considering she is one of the biggest stars on the planet if you are under the age of 17. We hope Siwa’s fans feel empowered by her bold move will feel confident to be true to themselves. Congrats JoJo, we are so proud of you!
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We leave you with JoJo dancing with members of Pride House to the song “Ain’t It Fun.”
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