JoJo Siwa has said she’s not labelling her sexuality after coming out as gay and has said that she’s ‘never been this happy.’
The YouTuber and musician, who has a following of more than 12 million, came out on social media this week, donning a shirt from a family member which read: ‘Best. Gay. Cousin. Ever’.
Opening up on her sexuality in an Instagram Live, she responded to a fan who asked: ‘What label are you?’
JoJo, 17, responded: ‘I have thought about this, and the reason I’m not going to say this answer is because I don’t really know this answer. I think humans are awesome, I think humans are really incredible people.
‘Right now, I’m super duper happy and I want to share everything with the world, I really do, but I also want to keep things in my life private until they are ready to be public.
‘Right now what matters is that you guys know that no matter who you love, that it’s okay and that it’s awesome and the world is there for you.’
She added: ‘There are so many people that are there for you. I know that everyone’s situation is different and it might be harder for some people and it might be easier for some people to come out or be themselves but I think coming out has this stigma around it — that it’s this really, really scary thing, but it’s not anymore.
‘There are so many accepting and loving people out there that it’s okay. Of course people are going to say it’s not normal, but nothing is normal. Literally not one thing about anybody is normal and it’s okay not to be normal, it’s okay to be a little different, it’s okay to be a little weird, strange, different.
‘That’s something we should never, ever be afraid of. That’s something we should be proud of. … I’m the happiest I’ve ever been, that’s what matters.’
The Boomerang hitmaker also said: ‘I have never, ever, ever been this happy before and it feels really awesome.’
Following her coming out video, the star was showered with love from her friends and fans, with Ellen DeGeneres sharing a heart emoji on her post, and Paris Hilton praising the teen.
Paris shared JoJo’s snap on her Instagram story, with the caption: ‘Love you @itsjojosiwa. I’m so proud of you sis!’
She also added cheer and rainbow emoji, and gifs of ‘love is love’ and rainbows.
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