JoJo Siwa is growing up. The Dance Moms breakout who has become a singer/dancer/Youtube sensation turned 17 today. So, she’s leaving some childish things behind, including—it seems—her signature look.
Typically, Siwa is swathed in boldly girly garbs, drenched in glitter, with her beaming face topped by a super tight ponytail and an oversized bow. However, yesterday afternoon the teen star took to TikTok to let her hair down, literally.
Her can’t be tamed era coming pic.twitter.com/25S2DA1Wmw— 𝔀𝓲𝓵𝓵. (@wiIldior) May 19, 2020
It was a marvelous make-under look that has Twitter taking notice.
Ok jojo siwa’s miley cyrus phase would be the most powerful moment of 2020 pic.twitter.com/2yMx1U6cMJ— shelly (@FizyPancake) May 19, 2020
tell me im not the only one who thinks jojo siwa looks like eleven pic.twitter.com/Ef2CN41yRs— ganma (@AutoUzi) May 19, 2020
Jojo Siwa looking different these days pic.twitter.com/58fn5lrUkh— uıquɐH (@iFLOP_) May 19, 2020
Everything about Jojo Siwa screams power— Brooks Kryshak (@KryshakBrooks) May 19, 2020
The new look scored Siwa some new fans.
tell me why i’m catching feelings for jojo siwa pic.twitter.com/VeP72LwLmu— eva poopking (@BOOBKlNG) May 18, 2020
you know what fuck it i want jojo siwa to be my girlfriend pic.twitter.com/J7LYD5sDnV— delyyy (@fluffyydnp) May 19, 2020
Why am I deadass listening to JoJo Siwa rn— Pepsi (@leeeooonnnnn) May 19, 2020
I’m bout to be a jojo siwa stan account 💅🏾 been waiting for her bad bitch phase for too long pic.twitter.com/T52XzuXoAv— ary is seeing harry ⋆ (@sebspiders) May 19, 2020
The brief vid has some Twitter users commenting that Siwa was now a “tiktok lesbian.” Whether joking or sincere, this sparked confusion and crushes.
you either die young or live long enough to see jojo siwa become a tiktok lesbian https://t.co/Z7w9dJcr3x— kavi (@tofulesbian) May 19, 2020
jojo siwa is a lesbian and i can literally tell JUST from her body language. she's so gay. and this isn't an insult its a compliment— tj (@dearteej) May 18, 2020
can't believe i'm alive in the era that's gonna see jojo siwa becoke tiktok lesbian— rebbeca (@daysinIimbo) May 19, 2020
can people please stop telling jojo siwa she’s a lesbian and that she should come out. she’s 16. fuck off.— dior 🧚🏻♀️ (@diorbrinley) May 19, 2020
Everyone in underage lesbian twitter having a crush on Jojo siwa was not something I saw coming in 2020— Naz △⃒⃘ (@enchantednaz) May 19, 2020
I don’t think letting her hair down can make Jojo Siwa a lesbian, but go off twitter pic.twitter.com/ru2t2LtSLk— !Megan! (@twenydankpilots) May 19, 2020
You can tell if someone's straight on twitter by the way they react to everyone else saying that Jojo Siwa is a "lesbian."— Thomas Shelby, OBE. (@ShelbysAndGrays) May 19, 2020
Calm down, Heteros.
We queers have gaydar, okay, Jojo was giving off -massive lesbian energy- in that tik tok, bud.
i love how all girls want jojo siwa to be a lesbian and i agree pic.twitter.com/zY6xbnICxd— amelia | may 26th madi! (@atnicry) May 19, 2020
Others speculated that Siwa’s overall talent deal with Nickelodeon is nearing an end, so this savvy social media maven might be teasing a new chapter of her persona.
Jojo Siwa’s contract ends tommorow and this is all I have to say about it pic.twitter.com/wHcaJuaP3B— whitney woods (@whitneywoodsxo) May 19, 2020
Jojo Siwa's contract ends soon and shes finally loosening up, and i can get behind it pic.twitter.com/bGg2tYBgYT— Boosty.iF (@sirboosty) May 19, 2020
Ok but I just bought JoJo Siwa sheets for my kids new bed. They’re unicorns flying through rainbows. Does this mean I won’t be able to find stupid shit like this for my kid anymore?— Dee (@CatCurley) May 19, 2020
the way i instantly love jojo siwa now that her contract ends tomorrow… pic.twitter.com/V2oCoGcFbJ— Eli :)) (@rupaulfracking) May 19, 2020
Jojo Siwa knowing how powerful she’ll be after her contract is over pic.twitter.com/mG68MFm4Sx— ♡𝓔𝓶𝓶𝔂♡⁷ (@all_timee_emily) May 19, 2020
At present, we’re all just speculating on the meanings of Siwa’s makeover. Some are falling into the toxic expectation that a child star growing up means she must transform through a salacious phase. Some are speculating about the sexual orientation of a minor, which is tricky. On one hand, the privacy of children’s personal lives should be respected—as should those of adults frankly. However, much of the “tiktok lesbian” tweets seemed welcoming of the queer identity they felt Siwa was suggesting. It’s not a condemnation but a presumptuous celebration.
Ultimately, many are expecting that Siwa will rise with a bold new vision for her future. Yet, this makeover may not be permanent. This might be a “felt cute might delete later” moment. For now, we just don’t know.
As for Siwa, all she’s offering is a follow-up vid of her rocking out to Rihanna’s “Umbrella,” doing the Tom Holland drag queen dance.
jojo siwa learned tom hollands umbrella dance and idk how to feel pic.twitter.com/F4yzpAYMTL— nica🍉 (@KlSSlNGYOUU) May 19, 2020
So what does it mean?!?
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