JoJo Siwa reveals "amazing" girlfriend who inspired her coming out announcement - Dexerto

JoJo Siwa reveals “amazing” girlfriend who inspired her coming out announcement

Published: 4/Feb/2021 20:06

by Virginia Glaze


YouTube star and pop singer JoJo Siwa has unveiled her relationship status in wake of her coming out announcement in January — while also admitting she “could have lost everything” because of it.

It’s no overstatement to say that JoJo Siwa is a massive icon among young internet users. Best known for her positive pop songs, colorful clothing and rainbow-studded bows, Siwa represents everything bright and happy in a world currently beset with health anxieties.

Boasting over 12 million subscribers on YouTube and 31 million followers on TikTok, Siwa has even scored her very own line of slime and hair bows, breaking out into the mainstream in a huge way.

However, Siwa made international headlines for a different reason in late January, after officially coming out by posting a photo of herself wearing a shirt she’d been gifted from her cousin. The shirt boasted large lettering that read: “Best. Gay. Cousin. Ever.”

A few weeks later, Siwa appeared on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, revealing that her collaboration with the Pride House had actually inspired her to make the announcement.

It wasn’t the Pride House, alone, though; Siwa admitted that her girlfriend had also encouraged her to make the big reveal, who she happened to be FaceTiming in the middle of her internet-breaking announcement.

“It is true — I have the most amazing, wonderful, perfect, most beautiful girlfriend in the whole world,” a beaming Siwa said. “That’s not something I’m ashamed of.”

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“We’re long distance,” she continued. “And I was like, ‘Alright, I did it! Back to FaceTiming with her.’ And then, two days later, I was on the phone with her — we’re on the phone literally 24/7, both of our families get so annoyed at us, but it’s okay, it doesn’t matter!”

Despite the massive amounts of praise she’s received since coming out, Siwa was well-aware of the risk she took in doing so, considering the amount of people following her online — but to Siwa, being true to herself is more important than the social media empire she’s built, if she can’t live authentically.

“I was like, you know what I realized? How risky that was,” she added. “And she was like, ‘What do you mean?’ Technically, that was a really big risk that I took, posting that. …but if I lost everything that I’ve created because of being myself and loving who I love, I don’t want it.”


Why is #FreeTommy trending? Tommyinnit responds after shock TikTok ban

Published: 25/Feb/2021 1:46

by Brad Norton


Popular Minecraft YouTuber Tommyinnit has become a major trend across social media again as the internet celebrity had his TikTok account banned out of nowhere.

Tommyinnit has been one of the fastest-growing stars on the internet of late. From remarkable Twitch viewership to staggering income, his growth across a number of social platforms has been something to behold. Though there was one major setback in his way for a short period.

The popular personality was suddenly removed from TikTok on February 24. Seemingly without reason, the platform banned Tommyinnit’s account which had just climbed to over four million followers.

“TikTok just banned me,” he revealed on Twitter.

“Crushed. I am absolutely crushed. Please TikTok,” he added with a hashtag that went on to trend in a matter of minutes. “#FreeTommy.”

Having trended on Twitter just days prior, this latest viral moment comes as a result of the bad news. Thousands of loyal fans immediately jumped on the trend, spamming #FreeTommy across social media to get it trending.

There’s no denying the enormous community support had an impact as Tommy’s account was restored in under an hour.

Hundreds of tweets and thousands of impressions later, his TikTok account was back to normal. All of his videos were brought back to the platform and the creator was free to engage with fans once again.

There’s currently no telling why the sudden ban came through in the first place, however. The 16-year-old has just 18 videos on TikTok at the time of writing, most of which are simple close-ups on his face.

#FreeTommy trends on Twitter.
#FreeTommy shot to the number one trend worldwide in a matter of minutes.

While the controversy was short-lived, it goes to show that even the biggest social media stars can have their profiles erased in the blink of an eye. 

TikTok is yet to explain the reason behind this shock ban, though we’ll be sure to keep you updated if any further information comes to light.