Dance Moms star and YouTuber Jojo Siwa comes out – and it’s a huge deal

Dance Moms star and YouTuber Jojo Siwa comes out – and it’s a huge deal
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This week child star and international role model for kids came out and it’s an event not to be taken lightly.

 

A lot of readers won’t have the foggiest idea of who she is and perhaps only became aware of Siwa when Lemon uncannily played her during the Snatch Game challenge on last year’s debut season of Canada’s Drag Race.

 

Jojo Siwa first popped up on Dance Mom’s starring in seasons 5 and 6 of the immensely popular reality show. Since then she has released numerous hit singles and is regular YouTuber with some huge numbers (over 12 million subscribers and over 3.4 billion views). In 2020 she was named one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine. All of this and she’s only 17 years old.

 

All of this adds up to her coming out as a huge story for the LGBTQ community. While Siwa wasn’t specific, when asked by fans how she identified, she said she ‘doesn’t really know this answer’ and on January 22nd posted a pic of herself in a t-shirt emblazed with the slogan ‘BEST. GAY COUSIN. EVER’

 

With a 15-minute video re-iterating how happy she is to have come out, it’s a hugely positive step and paves the way for other kids who might be struggling with their sexuality.

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