Though she’s but to explicitly handle her sexuality, Dance Mothers vet and YouTube star JoJo Siwa’s “Best Gay Cousin Ever” T-shirt made her boldest assertion but. After she shared a photograph of herself carrying the highest from her cousin through social media on Friday, Jan. 22, movie star friends together with Lil Nas X, Paris Hilton, Ellen DeGeneres, Bella Thorne, and Todrick Corridor had been amongst these publicly providing their assist on social media.
“I am so happy with you sis,” Hilton wrote in an Instagram story that Siwa shared, whereas Thorne added, “Congrats little queen.” On Twitter, rapper Lil Nas X, who came out as gay in 2019, replied to Siwa, joking, “if u spell “swag” backwards, it’s “homosexual”. coincidence??,” and DeGeneres sent a red heart emoji. For his half, Hall tweeted, “I’ve by no means been extra proud in my life! Glad for you and joyful for a way you’re going to alter the world. Youngsters must see this! Me = crying.”
Siwa sparked speculation about her sexuality in current days after sharing a number of LGBTQ-themed TikTok movies. She appeared in a single publish dancing with TikTok’s Pleasure Home members Kent Boyd, Mollee Grey, Garrett Clayton, and Jeka Jane to Paramore’s “Ain’t It Enjoyable,” which incorporates the road, “now you are one among us.” Later, Siwa shared a video of herself proudly lip-syncing to Girl Gaga’s “Born This Means,” emphasizing the lyrics: “Regardless of homosexual, straight, or bi / Lesbian, transgendered life / I am heading in the right direction child / I used to be born to outlive.” (The Nickelodeon star additionally posted a video to her Instagram tales performing to Gaga’s 2011 hit, writing, “My favourite music so long as I can bear in mind.”)
Pals and followers identified the significance of a teen star like Siwa popping out. One Twitter user noted “the influence … to thousands and thousands of very very younger youngsters and their mother and father” due to the “normalization this has,” after which referred to as Siwa “a queen.” In replies, others identified that children now “have someone like Jojo to look as much as” and that “this is a step in the best path” to a spot the place sexuality will not be “one thing taboo to cover.”
In December, Siwa advised Leisure Tonight that she was “single as a Pringle,” explaining that courting wasn’t a precedence in her life. She stays open to the chances, nevertheless. “My life is so found out…My profession is so like, ‘Growth, that is what’s taking place,’ and I simply must preserve operating ahead on that monitor. And so for me, on the connection aspect of issues, it is extra similar to a enjoyable factor,” she stated. “If it comes round, nice. And if it would not come round, additionally nice.”
In the case of what she’s on the lookout for in a possible associate, Siwa added, “In a pair phrases: Good, cares about me, and is there for me by thick and skinny…What’s most necessary to me is simply any individual who genuinely, actually, really cares about me.”
If the reactions to her popping out are any indication, she’ll clearly have loads of assist when she finally meets that particular somebody.