JoJo Siwa has received a wave of support after making a big statement on social media.
On Friday afternoon, the YouTube personality and Dance Moms alum took to Twitter to show off a newly gifted T-shirt that read, "Best. Gay. Cousin. Ever." The 17-year-old captioned the photo with "Thanks for the shirt cousin," which seemingly confirmed speculation that Siwa is a member of the LGBTQ community.
My cousin got me a new shirt pic.twitter.com/DuHhgRto7b
— JoJo Siwa!🌈❤️🎀 (@itsjojosiwa) January 22, 2021
Siwa had hinted at her sexual orientation in a series of social media posts earlier this week. On Wednesday, she shared a TikTok video of herself lip-syncing to Lady Gaga's LGBTQ anthem, "Born This Way." Fans theorized Siwa was sending a message, as she specifically played the lines, "No matter gay, straight, or bi, lesbian, transgender life/I'm on the right track, baby I was born to survive."
Shortly after, the teen star appeared in one of Kent Boyd's TikTok videos that was reportedly filmed at Pride House LA, a house dedicated to LGBTQ TikTok creators. The video showed Siwa with a group of queer influencers as they all sang Paramore's "Now You're One of Us."
DID I JUST WITNESS JOJO SIWA’S COMING OUT VIDEO I AM SO HAPPY ?????? pic.twitter.com/OR0YHSa322
— vibes stan // jojo era (@thembobolin) January 21, 2021
It's worth noting that Siwa hasn't publicly confirmed her sexual orientation, but her recent social media activity is leading fans and fellow celebrities to believe she has come out as gay. Lil Nas X, Perez Hilton, and Ellen DeGeneres were among those who showed their support for Siwa. Check out some of the reactions below.
if u spell “swag” backwards, it’s “gay”. coincidence??
— nope (@LilNasX) January 22, 2021
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) January 23, 2021
society now that jojo siwa has come out pic.twitter.com/rqFr6jGN6Z
— nat (@bub0nicplague) January 22, 2021
the gays are even more powerful now that we have jojo siwa 😌 pic.twitter.com/G1tdKKbHyE
— fenna is listening and simping for lauren ♡ (@fennastam_) January 22, 2021
me on my way to claire's to buy jojo siwa merch after she came out pic.twitter.com/VCBOIYjXQZ
— Miccah (@yourdailythot) January 23, 2021
"we did it jo" [this tweet is about jojo siwa] pic.twitter.com/6BmPsSdGz7
— retired altar boy (@aperolsprincess) January 22, 2021
Me telling absolutely everyone that Jojo Siwa came out: pic.twitter.com/tkfPu6bH9u
— Lu 🥀 (@91FEARLESSLOUIE) January 22, 2021
Not everything’s better but Trump is out, jojo siwa’s come out, and science is back in, so there are some things to celebrate.
— Thomas Sanders (@ThomasSanders) January 23, 2021
pressing play on boomerang knowing that jojo siwa is gay pic.twitter.com/OyWC6CMm2A
— leah (@thymewars) January 22, 2021
currently think about jojo siwa being a positive queer role model for so many young children pic.twitter.com/VkDA4RY4gV
— ethan moore (@ethcmoore) January 22, 2021
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