JoJo Siwa is the kind of YouTube and social media star that could send the internet into a frenzy just by posting a video of her trying to find a ripe cantaloupe, or completing a paint-by-number of a bridge. Fans just cannot get enough of her signature verve, so it wasn't too surprising when that fanbase went berserk over Siwa recently coming out as LGBTQ, which she'd confirmed after inspiring rampant speculation with a couple of TikTok videos. Now, the Masked Singer vet has explained her reasoning behind the offbeat way she made the reveal.
During her virtual appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, JoJo Siwa revealed that coming out wasn't exactly her main intention when the TikTok video went up of her lip syncing to Paramore's "Ain't It Fun," but that she was cognizant of how fans would interpret it. Here's how the 17-year-old entertainer explained it to Jimmy Fallon:
To be expected, the 'Born This Way' video rocketed her fanbase speculation straight through the stratosphere. Those who'd already presumed she was LGBTQ were now fully convinced, while those who weren't so sure before were now totally on board with the notion, even though JoJo Siwa herself didn't immediately confirm or deny anything. Well, not vocally, anyway. She did post a picture of herself wearing a shirt that said, 'Best. Gay. Cousin. Ever.' And that cued up even more social media fireworks.
JoJo Siwa did eventually address all the commotion by confirming her placement within the LGBTQ community, though she opted not to adopt a specific label by way of her sexuality, merely saying that she loved all humans. That said, Siwa obviously also confirmed that she's in a relationship with another female during her Tonight Show interview, and she went on to reveal that her girlfriend fully supported the decision to make it all official. In her words:
As fun as it was to hear JoJo Siwa share the story in her high-energy style, it was also worth it to watch Jimmy Fallon's reactions, which seemed like a mixture of pride and awe. Check all of it out in the video below.
While she received love and support from a swath of fans and fellow celebs (such as Sir Ian McKellen), news of JoJo Siwa's announcement obviously didn't make ALL of her followers happy, since it's 100% impossible to please everyone online. But Siwa clearly hasn't let that negativity sway her from her course, and she's going to keep doing her thing the same way she was before. Ain't it fun, indeed.
Your Daily Blend of Entertainment News
Nick is a Cajun Country native, and is often asked why he doesn't sound like that's the case. His love for his wife and daughters is almost equaled by his love of gasp-for-breath laughter and gasp-for-breath horror. A lifetime spent in the vicinity of a television screen led to his current dream job, as well as his knowledge of too many TV themes and ad jingles.