JoJo Siwa reveals crazy extent haters will go to harass her in real life - Dexerto
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JoJo Siwa reveals crazy extent haters will go to harass her in real life

Published: 2/Jul/2020 23:09

by Virginia Glaze

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Social media star and pop icon JoJo Siwa is known for her colorful attire, bright bows, and beaming personality — but even the net’s most positive influencer faces intense harassment both on and offline.

17-year-old JoJo Siwa is no stranger to criticism, with the diamond-studded star facing backlash over her over-the-top appearance, high ponytail, and history in reality TV throughout her wildly successful career.

However, Siwa has most recently come under fire for her “NONSTOP” music video in which a dancer was painted and dressed like a monkey to fit with the video’s circus theme — which some critics claimed was outright “blackface.”

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Social media sensation JoJo Siwa faced backlash after fans claimed she used blackface in a music video, which featured an 11-year-old dancer in monkey makeup to fit the vid’s circus theme.

After hitting back at these comments in a pointed Instagram post, the former Dance Moms star revealed that the hate isn’t always limited to the online world, admitting that trolls will sometimes even show up to her home to yell rude comments in person.

“I’ve heard everything under the sun about me,” she explained in a June 30 interview with NBC Nightly News: Kids Edition. “I’ve heard my hairline, I’ve heard I’m a baby, I’ve heard I’m a giant toddler, I’ve heard I’m a brat, I’ve heard I’m fat.”

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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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“I try to respond with comedy,” she continued. “People will drive by the house actually and shout out very mean things. And I always come up with the funniest comebacks. …It can be hard. It hurts, but as a person, you want people to be nice — and you’re never, ever gonna please everybody.”

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Although JoJo’s story comes as a shock, she isn’t the only top star to have been met with uncomfortable situations in real life due to her online status; even TikTok star Bryce Hall revealed that the Sway House crew had to move, after their address leaked online and fans came in droves to their home for a chance of meeting the boys.

With the current online culture in a midst of a great “spring cleaning” of sorts, it seems like influencers are facing backlash left and right — but Siwa isn’t letting the hate bring her down, deciding to transform anger into laughter.

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TikTok Star Zoe Laverne admits she “caught feelings” for underage fan

Published: 29/Oct/2020 12:10

by Alice Hearing

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TikToker Zoe Laverne has spoken out after facing a huge backlash from multiple leaked videos showing her allegedly kissing an underage fan.

Earlier this week a video surfaced online showing 19-year-old Zoe and a 13-year-old called Connor exchanging a kiss, confirming previous accusations from ex-boyfriend Cody Orlove and Amber VanPelt.

In the days before, leaked Instagram messages showed that Cody and Amber raised concerns over “very intense” interactions with Connor. Zoe had previously denied allegations of a relationship with an underage influencer.

Despite leaving Instagram in September following a lip-syncing controversy, Zoe appears to have created, and now runs, a fandom Instagram account called “zlpfandom2.0.” Shortly after the videos leaked, she explained via the account that she would be taking a break from social media, but did not address the issue.

TikTok star Zoe Laverne
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Zoe explained that she and Connor have separated

Her mom, however, did come online to share her thoughts and defended Zoe’s relationship with Connor, saying “Anybody can reach over and kiss somebody. They’re best friends.”

On October 28, Zoe finally addressed the videos on the fandom Instagram account.  She wrote, “I would like to say I am aware of what was leaked.. but Connor was not raped, etc. Connor and I kissed yes.. never had a relationship but we did catch feelings for each other after being so close. These videos were from months ago and we both realized it was wrong and we both cut it off.”

 

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posted by #zoelaverne she also admits her and conner caught feelings for each other at one point😬

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She explained that she understood the ramifications of her actions, adding, “before anything was leaked I did tell his mom we kissed. She wasn’t happy obviously but she understood that we are both teenagers and that feelings can be caught.

“I am aware that I am an adult and I am aware that I have done something wrong and I am very sorry for what I have done. Connor and I will [livestream] together as soon as this all calms down and explain ourselves.”

She also confirmed that the situation has been settled and the two have separated. “Connor and I have had no communication for 3 days now. We are still friends but we think it’s best to stop talking and work on each other’s mental health and spend time with our families”

Despite the very serious controversy, Zoe’s TikTok account continues to grow above 17 million followers.