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Entertainment JoJo Siwa clarifies comments about her dislike of the term 'lesbian': 'I never said it's a dirty word'

07:42  01 august  2022
07:42  01 august  2022 Source:   celebrity.nine.com.au

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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 watch the video above.

"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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Siwa explained that she is not ashamed of the word 'lesbian', and just doesn't like the sound of the word itself. © Getty Images for iHeartRadio Siwa explained that she is not ashamed of the word 'lesbian', and just doesn't like the sound of the word itself.

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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 told Yahoo! Life she 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."

Siwa has been celebrated as a © Getty Siwa has been celebrated as a

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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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She grew to fame as a young dancer on Dance Moms, before launching her incredibly popular YouTube channel It's JoJo Siwa and a singing career that has seen her tour internationally, including in Australia.

She publicly came out as gay in January 2021.

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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.

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