Last week, the queer community rejoiced as we gained a very powerful member: one JoJo Siwa.
The Dance Moms star turned record breaking kids performer announced to the world that she was gay by sharing a piccy where she wore a shirt gifted to her by her cousin, emblazoned with: “Best gay cousin ever.”
My cousin got me a new shirt pic.twitter.com/DuHhgRto7b
— JoJo Siwa (@itsjojosiwa) January 22, 2021
She subsequently shared a video where she said that she’s happier than she’s ever been and if you’re aware of JoJo Siwa and her usual level of happiness, you’ll know that this must mean she’s pretty darn happy.
But while most fans have been supportive of JoJo Siwa since coming out, there was one nasty-ass woman who left a comment on the star’s social media, telling her that she will not be allowing her daughter to stan her ‘cos she’s gay.
“My daughter will never watch you again,” the mother wrote. Fucking gross, right?
Well, JoJo Siwa cemented herself as a queer icon by responding with a shady clapback that’s succinct and subtle with just the right amount of sass.
While I feel like most people would try to change the woman’s mind, JoJo simply responded: “Okay!”
It’s the exclamation mark for me. Girl, bye.
In the video JoJo Siwa shared last week, she recalled a discussion with her parents in which her mother said she realised “about two years ago” that her daughter didn’t “only like boys.” Both her parents were very supportive, Siwa added.
“Somebody asked, ‘What label are you?’ You know, I have thought about this, and the reason why I’m not ready to answer is because I don’t really know this answer,” she said.
“I think humans are awesome. I think humans are really incredible people. I right now am super-duper happy and I want to share everything with the world, I really do, but I also want to keep things in my life private until they’re ready to be public.”
She added: “But right now what matters is that you guys know that no matter who you love, that it’s OK. And that it’s awesome. And that the world is there for you.”
Throughout the livestream vid, JoJo Siwa reiterated to her fans how happy she was.
“No matter what, I love you guys. I have your backs for forever,” she said. “If I could give you any advice, do whatever it is that makes you happy.”
Peep the full thing below: