JoJo Siwa is the talk of the town right now, and the teen has just opened up about her sexuality after coming out as gay over the weekend.
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JoJo Siwa has been dominating headlines this weekend...
And we all know why!
Since coming out, Siwa has sadly received a wide array of mixed responses...
With quite a bit of unwanted negativity.
The seventeen-year-old has finally opened up about her sexuality and how it felt to come out to the world.
Now, in the last couple of years, Siwa has risen to unprecedented levels of fame.
She now has over twelve million followers on her YouTube channel alone, with her vlogs and music videos each raking in millions of views.
But she wasn't always a YouTuber...
Siwa has an extensive list of accolades that have made her who she is today.
Her time in the spotlight began on a very popular TV show...
The star made her first appearance on Abby Lee Miller's show back in its 4th season.
The show, which has since skyrocketed the likes of Maddy Ziegler to fame, introduced us to the energetic and bubbly young girl - and she certainly made an impact.
But it wasn't long before she found her second calling in life.
While she was getting her bearings with life as a social media star, Siwa found some success in the world of music.
Her most popular tracks include "Boomerang" and "Kid in a Candy Store"...
Songs that have seen her tour the globe.
And, just to give us a little hint as to how much dollar she really makes...
She even owns her own mansion.
Yep, this teenager has more money than we will ever own.
So as you can see, Siwa has a very distinctive style...
And the teen superstar is rarely without her colorful outfits and her trademark side ponytail and bow.
And not forgetting that glitter!
So. Much. Glitter.
But, this week, Siwa's fans have been talking about something else entirely.
As stated earlier, Siwa made a groundbreaking announcement regarding her personal life over the weekend.
The teen sensation came out.
The teenager made the brave decision to reveal her sexuality to her followers.
People have been sending in their messages of support since the announcement...
Lesbians protecting Jojo Siwa against conservative moms everywhere. pic.twitter.com/1Y9L0FPCFc— CEB (@caitlinmcqulity) January 24, 2021
i would protect jojo siwa w my life— alexa (@glitter_bat_) January 24, 2021
JoJo Siwa was chilling in the closet, building a business empire selling every color on the spectrum to 6 year olds as she patiently waited like pic.twitter.com/29ssSteCQD— zacky twigs (@coffeedaddyy) January 24, 2021
i’m so glad everyone collectively decided to love and support jojo siwa— lexy (@noteatingshrimp) January 24, 2021
I don’t know that we’re ready for the cheery intensity Jojo Siwa is going to bring to homosexuality.— Dave Holmes (@DaveHolmes) January 24, 2021
Jojo siwa coming out made my heart happy idk— 777 (@pantiespyramid) January 24, 2021
jojo siwa is literally so cool much love to her 💗🌈— emma🌸 (@swirlseypop) January 24, 2021
She first filmed herself on TikTok miming along to the lyrics of "Born This Way" by Lady Gaga:
"No matter gay, straight or bi, lesbian, transgender life, I'm on the right track baby I was born to survive."
She quickly followed up her video with this Twitter post...
My cousin got me a new shirt pic.twitter.com/DuHhgRto7b— JoJo Siwa!🌈❤️🎀 (@itsjojosiwa) January 22, 2021
Where she showed off a gift from her cousin; a t-shirt that reads, "Best Gay Cousin Ever."
Of course, with every celebrity announcement comes negativity...
jojo siwa is losing followers since coming out (she just dropped 10 thousand since i checked yesterday) so if you dont follow her. go follow her— bug ♡ (@phiIsaIien) January 24, 2021
And even though Siwa received a few comments of negativity and was even swatted as a publicity stunt by the media, she has taken it all in her stride and is clearly happier than ever.
So much so...
That the teen took to Instagram TV recently to discuss her sexuality in further depth.
"I am really, really, happy! And now that the world gets to see this side of my life, it makes me really really happy," she expressed in her fifteen-minute video
"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!"
She noted that her career has always made her "super happy," but that "personally" she's never felt happier.
"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," Siwa shared.
"I think humans are awesome. I think humans are really incredible people."
Siwa then added how she still wants some things to remain private.
"I want to share everything with the world, I really do. But I also want to keep things in my life private until they're ready to be public," she said.
"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."
The singer and dancer added that she knows that it might be harder for other people to come out, but she said from experience, that coming out is so much easier these days.
"It's been forty-eight hours of the world knowing, right? I think so. It's been the best forty-eight hours. Last night I laid in bed and was like, 'Whoa, this is really awesome. I am so happy'....I've never been so happy."
When asked how long she has been part of the LGBTQ community, she replied that she "doesn't know."
"I think my whole life because my whole life I have really, really been…I liked people but I had never fallen in love before. But I always believed that my person was just going to be my person," she noted.
"If that person happened to be a boy, then great. If that person happened to be a girl, great."
She also assured fans that her sexuality was not the reason she and her ex-boyfriend, Mark Bontempo, broke up.
Siwa also touched on how she's received support from her parents.
"You know what my dad said? He said, 'Hey man, love is universal.' My parents have known," she revealed, "My mom said she's known for the last 2 years."
You can watch the full video here: