JoJo Siwa performs at Honda Center on 13 August, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Getty/ Michael Tullberg)
JoJo Siwa visited the LGBT+ TikTok collective Pride House LA, and her collaboration with queer TikTokers is lighting up the internet.
Siwa joined LGBT+ TikTokers Mollee Gray, Jeka Jane, Garrett Clayton and Kent Boyd at the queer TikTok house, and performed a dance to Paramore’s “Ain’t It Fun”.
The five of them danced together in front of a giant rainbow striped present, in a video that has already been viewed almost five million times.
Fans were ecstatic, with one TikTok commenter writing: “OMFG THIS JUST MADE MY WHOLE LIFE.”
“This is the highlight of my week,” wrote another.
@kentboyd_Now your one of us!! @itsjojosiwa @molleegray @garrettclayton91 @jekajane ##pridehousela♬ now ur one of us – Mia Mugavero
Later the same day JoJo Siwa, who has more than 31 million TikTok followers, posted her own video lip syncing to Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” in a rainbow sweatshirt, cementing her status as a true icon for her LGBT+ fans.
Many commenters interpreted her video as “showing her support for Lady Gaga at the inauguration“, which had taken place a few hours before.
One Twitter user said Siwa had always been an LGBT+ icon, “for being herself unapologetically despite the sheer volume of hate she gets from some people online”.
JoJo Siwa has already been recognised as a “gay icon”.
In 2018, the 17-year-old rainbow-loving dancer, singer and influencer was publicly described as a “gay icon” by two drag artists.
According to Out, drag queens Izzy Uncut and Poppy attended a Q&A about her single “D.R.E.A.M.”, dressed as JoJo Siwa herself.
They asked her how she felt about being a “gay icon”, and Siwa responded: “Thank you! I love it.”
She explained that she want everyone to feel comfortable around her, and that she loves and supports everyone, with no exceptions.