JoJo Siwa clarified her views on the word “lesbian” after catching some heat for not using the word to identify her sexuality.
“I never said gay was a dirty word and I would never say it’s a dirty word because it is No“Siwa, 19, Said in a video posted on TikTok on Friday. “It’s not a bad word, it’s not a slur, and it’s not particularly a word that I’m ashamed to say or be ashamed to recognize in any way.”
She continued, “Whenever someone talks to me about my sexuality, I just say I’m gay.”
Siwa further expressed that he personally didn’t like the “sound” of the word, telling fans, “I don’t hate the word gay… it’s not a word that flows off the tongue to me, if it makes sense.” I come.”
The “Dance Moms” alum – who came out as gay in January 2021 – clarified last week after receiving backlash for not liking using the word “lesbian”.
“I Don’t Like That Word,” Singer Told Yahoo! Life At the time, adding, “It’s just like ‘lesbian,’ it’s like a lot.”
She said, “At the end of the day, this is me,” and compared the word to the word “moist.”
Siwa addressed that society often incorrectly believes that gay men are masculine.
“You can be queer and be girly. I guess it’s one thing, is a ‘lesbian’ at times deemed masculine,” she said in a controversial interview. “If you’re a lesbian you should be Do you want to be a boy? that’s not it. A lot of women are gay.”
Siwa was pulled down on Twitter by various users who wrote, “Lesbian is not a dirty word and stigma needs to be completely ignored,” and “In light of a recent JoJo Siwa interview, here’s a quick Reminder that gay is ‘not a bad or dirty word.
A third person argued that Siwa “should be held 100% accountable for the rhetoric she spreads,” adding, “I hope she learns to accept herself and her identity, but as far as the My pity. His words were extremely hurtful and he should know better.”
Others were more understanding and pointed out that many women in the gay community struggled with using the word “lesbian”.
One person tweeted, “Jojo Siwa is saying she is technically a lesbian, but she doesn’t like the word because it sounds like saying the word ‘moist’ and I don’t blame her….
“Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo many of you to process the ‘lesbian’ as their descriptor Apologised, after hearing that it was the most vicious insult that could be imagined,” said a second.
In Spring 2021, Siwa told People that she identifies as queer and pansexual.
“I still don’t know what I am. It’s like, I want to figure it out,” she said at the time.
“I like queer. Technically I’d say I’m pansexual because that’s how I’ve always been my whole life… like my human is my human.”
Back in January, Siwa also celebrated her one-year anniversary of coming out as part of the LGBTQIA+ community.
“Truly I feel like I have been placed on this earth to be a role model for children, and to let all the children in the world know that there is love for everyone no matter what I always believe in And always share,” she wrote on Instagram.
Siwa, who recently made headlines for describing Candice Cameron Bure as the “vulgar” celebrity she’s ever met, made history by becoming the first person on “Dancing With the Stars” to compete with a same-sex partner. has written. She is dating Kylie Prey over and over again From February 2021.