JoJo Siwa doesn't want fiction to take the place of reality, at least in terms of her sexuality and love life.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the singer and YouTube sensation said she's trying to get one particular scene removed from a movie she's filmed called "Bounce." In the scene, JoJo, who has come out as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, kisses a man.
In real life, she's dating girlfriend Kylie Prew.
"I'm madly in love and I do not want to kiss another human," she said, "especially because it's a man."
JoJo believes that her young fan base will be confused by her movie character if it shows her being intimate with a man at any point.
"That's what they look at me as, not some character, not some fictional thing. And so it's going to be a little weird," she said.
While Kylie is said to be fine with the scene, JoJo has a much stronger opinion.
"I'm not about it. I'm trying to get it pulled so bad," she said. "It'll happen. It'll get pulled."
On Jan. 23, 2021, after days of dropping hints, JoJo confirmed that she's a member of the LGBTQ+ community.
"I have never, ever, ever been this happy before and it feels really awesome," she told fans in a lengthy Instagram Live video posted one day after she tweeted a photo of herself wearing a T-shirt that read "Best. Gay. Cousin. Ever." alongside the caption, "My cousin got me a new shirt."
The "Dance Moms" alum, who'd also shared a TikTok video of herself singing along to Lady Gaga's LGBTQ anthem "Born This Way," told fans she wasn't ready to choose a specific label for herself "because I don't really know this answer." She added that her parents have known she's not straight and are supportive. "Around two years ago, [my mom] was like, 'I don't think you only like boys, that's totally OK.' … My family is awesome."
She was quickly showered with love.
"Being called a gay icon, honestly, I think is the biggest honor," she told EW in the new interview. "About a year ago, I started having all these music meetings just for fun, just getting my head where I want to go. And I told the producers, 'I want to create gay pop, and I want to have a concert for the girls and for the gays.' Turns out a year later, I am very much so gay."