JoJo Siwa Clarifies Her Feeling About The Word ‘Lesbian’ After Receiving Backlash For Controversial Comment
JoJo Siwa reveals her thoughts on the term ‘lesbian’ after she faced heat for not using the word to identify her sexuality.
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JoJo Siwa Clarifies Her Feelings About the Word ‘Lesbian’
JoJo Siwa took to social media on July 29 to debunk allegations that she allegedly found the term “lesbian” to be a “dirty word.”
The 19-year-old said in a TikTok video: ‘Ok I’ve been going through my comments and I just want to make something very clear. I never said that lesbian was a dirty word and I would never say that it is a dirty word because it is not.
She further clarified, “It’s not a dirty word, it’s not an insult, and especially not a word I’m ashamed to say or ashamed to identify with in any way.”
Siwa then went on to say, “Whenever someone talks to me about my sexuality, I just say that I’m gay.”
Siwa continued, “It’s not the word that rolls off the tongue for me if that makes sense.”
Why did JoJo Siwa receive backlash?
JoJo Siwa came under fire online after she said she doesn’t prefer to describe herself as ‘lesbian’.
She said: ‘I don’t like the word itself. It’s like a lot. But I mean, at the end of the day, that’s who I am.
She further said in the controversial interview: ‘You can be queer and be feminine. I think that’s one thing, many times ‘lesbians’ are taken as masculine’.
Siwa added: ‘If you’re a lesbian, you’re supposed to be, do you want to be a boy? That is not the case. There are many very feminine lesbians.
One user noted that Siwa should be, ‘100% responsible for the rhetoric he spreads’.
They continued: ‘I hope she learns to accept herself and her identity. But that’s where my sympathy ends. Her words were extremely damaging and she should know better.
However, many fans came to the young internet personality’s defense.
One fan commented: ‘Lesbian is not an ugly or bad word, but it takes time for a lot of people to become that.’ Being a celebrity, she could have chosen to simply say that she prefers to be called gay, but whatever. She just got out and she’s barely 19 years old.