Jojo Siwa comes out

Nickelodeon teen superstar makes a personal announcement, drawing over 25 million views.

Nickelodeon teen superstar Jojo Siwa has come out as ‘LGBTQ+’, after alluding to it on social media in recent days.

Siwa first hinted at her coming out in a TikTok video posted to her over 31 million (and growing) followers on Thursday.

In the video, she dances to “Born This Way,” the 2011 hit by Lady Gaga widely regarded as an LGBTQ anthem. The video has more than 4.5 million likes and 25 million views, by far Siwa’s most popular video on TikTok.

On Friday, she posted a more definitive message, sharing a photo of herself wearing a shirt that reads “Best. Gay. Cousin. Ever.” adding that her cousin gave it for her.

Siwa first shot to fame on Dance Moms and soon skyrocketed with her fashion, accessories and music aimed at her young fanbase. She has her own Nickelodeon series, toured Sydney, Melbourne & Gold Coast in 2018 and recently appeared on Celebrity Gogglebox USA.

Source: Variety

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