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Why Is JoJo Siwa Trending On Twitter? Makeover!

By Kristy Puchko | Celebrity | May 19, 2020 |

By Kristy Puchko | Celebrity | May 19, 2020 |


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.

It was a marvelous make-under look that has Twitter taking notice.

The new look scored Siwa some new fans.

The brief vid has some Twitter users commenting that Siwa was now a “tiktok lesbian.” Whether joking or sincere, this sparked confusion and crushes.

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.

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.

So what does it mean?!?

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Kristy Puchko is the managing editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter.

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