Jojo Siwa Shares She Got ‘Swatted’ After Coming Out Video

Jojo Siwa was “swatted” out of her house this weekend.

In attempt to get pictures and quotes from Siwa about recently coming out, a fake phone call was made to the police about her house. 

Coming Out to Fans

Siwa recently came out as gay through a viral TikTok. In the TikTok, Siwa was dancing and singing along to LGBTQ+ anthem, “Born This Way” by Lady Gaga. She also posted a photo in a shirt her cousin gifted her that stated, “Best. Gay. Cousin. Ever.” 

Since coming out, Siwa has been surrounded with love, support and positivity from other influencers, celebrities and her fans. Siwa stated that she’s the “happiest she’s ever been” in an Instagram livestream hours before the incident. 

Swatting Celebs

Swatting” is the event of calling the police or authorities on an innocent person and under false pretenses. Calls typically claim that the innocent person is committing a crime or doing illegal activity. This occurs in an attempt to get the innocent person out of the house and to create a disruption. 

This “swatting” technique is typically an attack on celebrities and influencers. This effort occurs in order for the person to come outside, giving photographers and media an opportunity to snap a photo of the person and maybe get some information from them.

The 17-year-old superstar addressed the incident in an Instagram livestream with her videographer friend, Nate Javier. They went through the details and their experience during the livestream on his Instagram account. 

What Went Down

“Basically what happened is we were at our house and all of a sudden there was a bunch of police that were telling us to come outside the house and we didn’t know why. We went outside hands up…and then the police were saying that somebody had called and made a claim and then all of a sudden paparazzi came from around the corner,” Siwa explained. 

She stated that she believes the media called the police in effort to force her out of her house due to the recent publicity about her coming out. 

“I recently told the internet how happy I was and told the internet that I am whatever I am. I told the internet, ‘No matter gay, straight, or bi / Lesbian, transgendered life / I’m on the right track baby / I was born to survive.’ The only reason why I’m not saying what I am is because I don’t really know, but I know I’m really happy and that’s all that matters,” she stated. 

“But since I recently ‘came out’ to the internet, which is officially the term, the media is obviously very excited, which I love and I love the support. However, you know, you could’ve just hung outside my house and I would’ve eventually came outside.”

Siwa explains that she feels bad that the police were directed to her house when they could have been helping in other ways. She calls to the paparazzi to skip the fake police call and to just ring her doorbell instead. 

“Never prank the police. That is the most wrong thing to do. It is very very illegal. The people will get in a lot of trouble,” she said. 

Sne has had a very eventful week and thankfully no one was hurt. While this event is very scary for Jojo, she is still in good spirits and enjoying her life to the fullest post coming out. 

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Be sure to check out our latest article on the livestream Jojo posted that started this media frenzy

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