JoJo Siwa has disclosed that she is attempting to have a sequence from one of her upcoming films removed.
In a recent interview with EW, the 18-year-old actress revealed she wants to delete a scene in “Bounce” where she becomes sexual with her male co-star.
She recently came out as a member of the LGBTQ+ community and is presently seeing her girlfriend, Kylie Prew.
“I’m madly in love,” the “Boomerang” singer explained, “and I don’t want to kiss another human.” “Even more so because it’s a man.”
The film, directed by Will Smith, follows Fanny (Siwa), who makes a Christmas Eve wish to be a member of a new family.
She then spends Christmas “bouncing” about the lives of other adolescent girls, until she realizes the importance of her own family.
While she’ll be playing a character based on a young adult novel, the YouTube phenomenon believes her young fan base won’t be able to tell the difference between her real-life and on-screen personas.
“That’s how they see me, not as a persona or a fictional persona. As a result, it’ll be a little strange.”
Despite the fact that her girlfriend has no reservations about the kissing sequence in the film, JoJo is sure that it will be deleted.
“It’s not something I’m interested in. I’m desperate to get it pulled. It will take place. It’ll be yanked.”
The former “Dance Mom” star, who has 12.3 million YouTube subscribers, 10.8 million Instagram followers, and 33.7 million TikTok followers, teased her coming out on the platforms in January, eventually saying she was dating Prew and was the “happiest” she’d ever been.
JoJo earned an outpouring of love, a new fan base, and the moniker of “gay icon” almost immediately.
“Honestly, I believe being named a homosexual icon is the greatest honor,” she told EW.
“I started having all these music gatherings about a year ago just for pleasure, to get my mind in the right place. I want to make homosexual pop,” I told the producers, “and I want to host a concert for the females and the gays.” A year later, it turns out that I am still very much gay.”
While she received some reaction for disclosing her sexuality, JoJo seemed unfazed, saying, “If you’re weirded out by it, just don’t come to hang out with me.”
“I don’t think it bothers anyone in the world anymore,” he continued.
“Some people are against it, but I believe it affects a very, very, very small fraction of the population, which is really good.”
JoJo is embracing being in a “wonderful spot” with the public when it comes to her new fan base.
“There was a time when the majority of the world, including teenagers, despised me. They despised me. And I guess we’re cool again now that we’re homies.”