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JoJo Siwa dismisses “mean” followers after blackface accusations

Published: 26/Jun/2020 5:11

by Andrew Amos

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JoJo Siwa has hit back at “mean” followers after coming under fire for allegedly dressing up an 11-year-old actor in her latest music video in “blackface.”

Siwa’s latest music video, Nonstop, has come under fire. The circus-themed clip has been deemed offensive after allegedly featuring an 11-year-old actor in “blackface” makeup, portraying a monkey.v

Fans have condemned the video, publicly shaming the 17-year-old star on her Twitter and Instagram accounts. Comments on her music video are also disabled.

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JoJo Siwa’s latest video has come under fire for featuring a young actor in blackface.

However, Siwa has fired back at those “mean” followers. She told fans on Instagram that she is blocking anyone “bossing [her] around,” and expressed her gratitude to those “being kind right now.”

“This is for all the people I blocked today ⁠— peace out girl scout,” she said. “This is my Instagram and anyone who is going to be mean is not going to be allowed on here.”

 

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This is for all the people I blocked today…. peace out girl scout.✌️ This is my instagram and anyone who is going to be mean is NOT going to be allowed on here. People are bossing me around, telling me who to follow, what to post, what to like, what to say, what to do, everything. It’s not about what you do on social media it’s about what you do in real life. I said it best when I was 12 “Hide behind the screen cause their just so mean. but we don’t play it like that, we don’t even fight back”….. and now this is for everyone who is being kind right now…. thank you❤️! I really do see your posts, I really do read your captions, and I really do appreciate them. More than you know.❤️ also side note…. People went to my DOGS instagram. my DOG. to hate on me. iconic! ?

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“People are bossing me around, telling me who to follow, what to post, what to like, what to say, what to do, everything,” she continued. “It’s not about what you do on social media, it’s about what you do in real life.”

The response has only outraged the community more, who want the 17-year-old star to address the allegations.

“Care to explain why you still haven’t reached out to apologize about putting an 11-year-old into blackface make[up] and then instead of apologizing, blocked everyone who commented, including your supporters,” one Twitter user asked.

Some have also brought up a tweet from earlier in June when the star came out in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

“Black lives matter. Today they do, Yesterday they did, and forever they will. As they should. Everyone is equal and everyone is human. No matter your color, size, sexuality, if you are a good person, which is ALL that matters, I will stand by your side,” she said on June 2.

The tweet and Instagram post came under fire as the star attached her logo to the cause. Siwa has also reportedly blocked followers asking her to comment further on the movement.

The Nonstop music video currently has just shy of 750,000 views on YouTube after debuting on June 20. It is also featured on YouTube Kids, which is said to promote “a safer online experience for kids.”

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KSI calls out Jake Paul after YouTuber KO’s Nate Robinson in boxing bout

Published: 29/Nov/2020 5:19

by Andrew Amos

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It’s been no time at all, but Olajide ‘KSI’ Olatunji has already called out Jake Paul ahead of their prospective bout at Madison Square Garden, saying that after his performance against Nate Robinson, Paul stands no chance.

It was the fight everyone had their eyes on November 28. On the undercard of Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr, YouTuber Jake Paul was set to bout with NBA star Nate Robinson.

What we got instead was a bloodbath. Robinson was trounced by Paul, getting knocked down multiple times before Paul laid the final blow in the second round. Robinson barely laid a glove on Paul despite coming out all guns blazing.

While millions watched, there was one spectator on the sidelines with more on the line than most ⁠— Jake Paul’s next prospective opponent, KSI.

The YouTuber has already faced off against Paul’s older brother Logan, beating the American not once but twice. Jake fancies his chances a little bit better, but KSI wasn’t impressed by the younger brother’s skills against Robinson.

As soon as the fight ended, KSI already started the war back up with the Pauls. “I saw nothing special from Jake lol. Soon come,” he said on Twitter.

The thinly-veiled threat at Jake Paul is alluding to their prospective bout at Madison Square Garden, pending the current global situation.

Paul has been pretty vocal about making sure the fight goes ahead, saying he has a point to prove against the British YouTuber. “KSI vs Jake Paul is 100% gonna happen. If I die without that happening, I would be so upset. It has to happen, for the culture,” he said in September.

While Paul didn’t direct address KSI post-fight ⁠— instead calling out Conor McGregor for a bout ⁠— the rivalry between the two YouTubers is fierce.

One can only hope they do actually make good on their promise and get in the ring.