Entertainment JoJo Siwa clarifies comments about her dislike of the term 'lesbian': 'I never said it's a dirty word'
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The 'Full House' star said the 19-year-old star explained what triggered the TikTok post that went viral.Bure, 46, took to Instagram on Tuesday and posted a video she jokingly dubbed as "Candace's Car Chronicles," in which she explained that she was "shocked" after Siwa's TikTok post. Bure says she immediately reached out through a mutual friend, then through her manager before finally firing off a DM to get down to brass tacks.
Dance Moms star JoJo Siwa has clarified comments she made about disliking the word "lesbian" following major backlash online.
The 19-year-old addressed her fans on TikTok, explaining she wasn't "ashamed" of the term, but just simply doesn't like the sound of it. You can watchabove.
"I just want to make something super clear, I never said 'lesbian' was a dirty word and I never ever would say it's a dirty word because it is not," she says.
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"It is especially not a word that I am ashamed of saying or ashamed of identifying as by any means."
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The issue arose after Siwa toldshe didn't like using the term to refer to her own sexuality.
In her video, Siwa explains this is simply because she doesn't like how "lesbian" sounds phonetically, in the same way that some people don't like the sound of the word "moist".
"I don't hate the word lesbian... just whenever somebody talks to me, I just say that I'm gay," she explains, adding, "It's not the word that flows off the tongue for me, if that makes sense."
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Siwa has been celebrated as a "gay icon" and has a mass following on TikTok, with over 42.5 million followers.
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Siwa, 19, posted video in which she explained the interaction between her daughter and Bure which ultimately led to Siwa calling the actress the 'rudest celebrity' she had ever met .Siwa, 47, posted video in which she explained the interaction her daughter allegedly had with Bure when she was 11-years-old. The exchange ultimately led to JoJo, 19, calling the Fuller House actress the 'rudest celebrity' she had ever met in a now-viral TikTok video.