After receiving some criticism for using the term lesbian to identify her sexuality, JoJo Siwa clarified her thoughts on the term lesbian.
Siwa, 19, stated that she never said that lesbian was a dirty word, and I never, ever would say that it is because it is not, and it is not a slur, and it is not a word I am ashamed of using or ashamed of identifying with by any means.
She continued, whenever someone asks me about my sexuality, I always reply, "I'm gay."
Siwa further stated that she does not like the sound of the word, telling fans, I do not hate the word lesbian, it does not sound like it does on the tongue for me.
After receiving backlash for claiming she didnt like using the term lesbian last week, a dance moms alum who came out as gay in January 2021 made the clarification.
The singer said at the time of Yahoo! Life that she does not like the word itself, and that it is just, like lesbians, and just like a lot.
She continued, "It's what I am at the end of the day," and compared the word moist to the term "I'm."
Siwa noted that society often incorrectly assumed that lesbians were male.
In the controversial interview, you can be queer and girly. I think that's a fact, but a lot of times lesbians are viewed as masculine. Do you want to be a boy if you are a lesbian? Not the case. There are many very feminine lesbians.
Following a recent interview with jojo siwa, many Twitter users commented that lesbian is not a dirty word and that stigma must be taught BEFORE.
Siwa should be held accountable for the lies she propagates, according to a third person, but I do hope she learns to accept herself and her identity, but that's all my compassion goes. her words were extremely harmful, and she should know better.
Others were more understanding and pointed out that several women in the queer community are experimenting with the term lesbian.
jojo siwa is claiming that she is a lesbian, but she doesn't like the term because it feels a lot like saying the word moist, and i dont blame her this is what happens when words are stigmatized, according to one tweet.
Woooooow yall are being so cruel to jojo siwas very obvious internalized lesbophobia. Ive had that same convo w tons of lesbins on here, so many of us had to process accepting lesbian as our descriptor after hearing it hurled as the most vicious insult imaginable.
Siwa told People in Spring 2021 that she is queer and pansexual.
I'm still unconfident about who I am. It's like, I want to figure it out, she said at the time.
I like to be queer. Technically I would say that I am pansexual because that's how I've always been my whole life, just like, my human is my human.
Siwa celebrated her one-year anniversary of becoming a member of the LGBTQIA+ community in January.
On Instagram, I wrote that I felt like I was created on this earth to be a role model for kids, and that I will always support and share everyone for who they are.
Siwa, who made headlines recently by referring to Candice Cameron Bure as the rudest person she ever saw, has since become the first person on Dancing With the Stars to cheat on a same-sex partner. She has been dating Kylie Prew on and off since February 2021.