23 Jan Jojo Siwa Comes Out as Gay After Viral ‘Born This Way’ TikTok
The 17-year-old singer, dancer, actress and YouTuber announced that she is gay through multiple social media posts.
Siwa first hinted at the news with a TikTok she posted on Thursday, dancing and singing along to “Born This Way,” by Lady Gaga. “Born This Way” is an LGBTQ+ anthem that celebrates the gay community with its empowering lyrics.
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Siwa’s TikTok has 31 million followers and her “Born This Way” TikTok went viral with 4.5 million likes and 25 million views. Fellow TikTokers and influencers commented on her video to celebrate and congratulate her such as, Bretman Rock, James Charles and Colleen Ballinger.
Ballinger tweeted, “I’ve known you for a long time and this is the happiest I’ve ever seen you. You’re absolutely glowing and I’m so proud of the woman you are becoming! love yoooou!” Jayen Siwa, her brother, also commented on the TikTok, “So happy for you Jojo!!! Love you!”
Siwa officially confirmed the coming out rumors when she posted a picture in the shirt her cousin gifted her on Twitter. The shirt reads, “Best. Gay. Cousin. Ever.” and she captioned the photo “My cousin got me a new shirt.” Siwa is seen smiling down at the message on the shirt and appears to be excited to share her news.
Siwa also took to Instagram to show off her identity and posted a photo in a rainbow Gucci track jacket on Thursday. The photo received thousands of comments supporting and celebrating her, including a supportive comment from Paris Hilton.
Siwa got her start at a young age on the LifeTime reality dance show “Dance Moms.” She then gained popularity for her large personality and fashion!
Siwa was signed to Nickelodeon in 2017 and later appeared in “Lip Sync Battle Shorties” and “Blurt.” Siwa was also the youngest contestant to ever be on “The Masked Singer.”
Siwa is receiving an enormous amount of support and love after coming out. After her tweet, Siwa trended on Twitter and was surrounded by nothing but praise and positivity. Fans, family and fellow influencers are excited and happy for her.
We send our congratulations to Jojo on this amazing news!
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