JoJo Siwa, the 17-year-old YouTuber, singer, actor, dancer, and TikToker came out as gay recently on social media in a beautiful way. On Friday, Siwa posted a pretty definitive story with a picture of her wearing a “Best gay cousin ever” t-shirt, given to her by her cousin. Her simple yet strong statement was a big hit with her fans.
My cousin got me a new shirt pic.twitter.com/DuHhgRto7b
— JoJo Siwa!🌈❤️🎀 (@itsjojosiwa) January 22, 2021
She took to Tik Tok a few days back hinting at her being gay. She shared a video of her dancing to Lady Gaga’s hit “Born This Way”. The lyrics of the song went “No matter gay, straight or bi, lesbian transgender life, I’m on the right track baby I was born to survive.”
The video has more than 4.5 million likes and 25 million views, by far Siwa’s most popular video on TikTok. She even posted a photo of herself wearing a rainbow Gucci track jacket and thousands of fans and a lot of celebrities like Paris Hilton, James Charles, and Lil Nas X congratulated her.
Siwa rose to fame on the reality show Dance Moms before establishing a career as a YouTube star, singer, and children’s entertainer. Her songs usually have more than 100 million views and her hit song “BOOMERANG”, released in 2016 when Siwa was just 13 years old, is closer to a billion.
Jojo is a huge YouTube star with 12.1 million subscribers and her videos regularly attract millions of views.