Candace Owens is at it again with her trolly comments, this time directing them at your favorite queer Disney pop princess and mine, JoJo Siwa. In a clip from her podcast uploaded to Twitter April 4, Owens discussed Siwa for almost 6 minutes. She accused Siwa of coming out as a lesbian for attention, and said “it’s a great way to find a community of victims.”
It’s unclear why the conservative commentator is so perturbed by a 19-year-old’s sexuality, but Owens continued, “I don’t believe JoJo Siwa is a lesbian, by the way. I want to state that very clearly. I do believe that she’s desperate for attention.”
The irony that Owens is calling some “desperate for attention” is not lost on us gays, and JoJo did not let her get away with the shade. Siwa clapped back at Owens by retweeting the video and wrote, “I haven’t watched the video yet…. But if it has anything to do with your caption, respectfully back the fuck off.”
I haven’t watched the video yet…. But if it has anything to do with your caption, respectfully back the fuck off. https://t.co/a2SeX2jomk
— JoJo Siwa (@itsjojosiwa) April 7, 2023
Fans responded to Siwa’s tweet and immediately showed support. “Candace tries to start shit with anyone who’s got a large following just to get noticed. Ignore her trash,” wrote one Twitter user. “Tell her JOJO!!! We love you!” wrote another.
Insider reached out to both Siwa and Owen’s representatives for comments but did not hear back.
Siwa first opened up to fans about her sexuality in January 2021 on TikTok and later posted a photo of her wearing a shirt that said “Best. Gay. Cousin. Ever” on Twitter.
“I always believed that my person was just going to be my person,” Siwa said on an Instagram live in January 2021. “If that person happened to be a boy, great! And if that person happened to be a girl, great! I think I’m just really happy. I think in life you know when you meet your person, I really do.”
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