JoJo Siwa Says People Drive to Her House to Yell Mean Things at Her
These days, people calling celebrities out for their inappropriate behavior towards Black community on social media. The cancel culture is thriving. Meanwhile, some people are crossing the boundaries of social media. Amid all this, Jojo Siwa says that people are driving by her house to say mean things.
Recently, Boomerang star came under fire for featuring blackface in her new music video.
For her latest music video of her song, Nonstop, Jojo Siwa chose circus theme. In the video, she wears the costume of a ringleader. Meanwhile, backup dancers are in animal costumes and circus performers. The animals include monkey, tiger and a zebra. After the video came out, people criticized her for using blackface and dressing up a dancer in monkey face paint.
However, Siwa defended herself and wrote a lengthy statement. She said:
“We’re talking about kids dressing up as circus animals! No one in my video is wearing blackface. It’s awful that anyone’s mind would even go there. Kids dressing in animal costumes, having their faces painted to look like animals, acting the part. There were zebras, tigers, dogs, clowns, mermaids, everything.”
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I need to set the record straight about a few things because some have been irresponsible in recent stories and posts about me, and everyone seems to rush to conclusions without having all of the facts. My instagram post yesterday had absolutely nothing to do with the criticism I received on my music video ‘NONSTOP.' I blocked certain people online and stopped following others because I was tired of seeing the personal hate on me. Some people will do anything for attention and that includes being mean. People were sending me really horrible and disgusting messages about my appearance, my sexuality, my content, and overall just being hateful. More importantly, I would like to address the music video that we shot for ‘NONSTOP' in February. We’re talking about kids dressing up as circus animals! No one in my video is wearing blackface. It’s awful that anyone’s mind would even go there. Kids dressing in animal costumes, having their faces painted to look like animals, acting the part. There were zebras, tigers, dogs, clowns, mermaids, everything. I’ve addressed Black Lives Matter issues previously on my social media, I will say it again for the ones in the back, Black Lives Matter, today, tomorrow, yesterday and forever. I’m on the right side of history here. Stop trying to make this about something it isn’t. I love my real fans and am so grateful for their love and support. Instead of trying to drag everyone down, let’s be positive and come back like a boomerang.
Despite Jojo Siwa’s explanation, the backlash did not stop.
In her recent interview, Jojo Siwa revealed that people drive by her house to yell mean things. The 17-year-old YouTube star talked to Nightly News: Kids Edition and explained how she copes with the criticism. She said:
‘I’ve heard everything under the sun about me. I’ve heard my hairline, I’ve heard I’m a baby, I’ve heard I’m a giant toddler, I’ve heard I’m a brat, I’ve heard I’m fat. I try to respond with comedy. People will drive by the house actually and shout out very mean things. And I always come up with the funniest comebacks.’
Despite using humor, sometimes the backlash gets to Jojo Siwa. While talking about it, she said:
‘I mean, it can be hard. And it hurts, but as a person you want people to be nice and you’re never, never, ever going to please everybody. You know, there are times where I joke around and I say, “Once every three months, I just kind of bottle everything up and then I just break one night.” I have a bit of a breakdown and I cry for a solid three hours, I take a shower and I call it good. I put my game face back on.’
During the pandemic, Jojo Siwa is working twice even harder and hosting virtual concerts in her backyard. Hopefully, it will not take a toll on her mental health.