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YouTube teen star ‘happy after coming out’


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YouTube teen star ‘happy after coming out’
JoJo Siwa has millions of followers on social media. (BBC)

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Washington – YouTube star JoJo Siwa has told fans she has “never been so happy” after coming out on social media.

In a post on Twitter, the teenager shared a photo of herself wearing a T-Shirt with the words ‘Best. Gay. Cousin. Ever.’ printed on it.

She later told fans she was not ready to put a label on her sexuality, but that coming out felt “awesome”.

Celebrities including Paris Hilton and Ellen DeGeneres supported the 17-year-old on social media.

Siwa first found fame on the reality show Dance Moms, which documented the tantrums and triumphs of a group of pre-teen dancers in Pennsylvania. The American dancer, singer and YouTuber – known for her massive colourful hair bows – now has millions of followers.

Her tweet on Friday was liked more than one million times.

On Saturday, she said in an Instagram Live post that she had “never ever been this happy”.

Responding to a fan who asked what “label” she was, she said: “I don’t really know this answer. I think humans are awesome. I think humans are really incredible people.”

“Right now, I’m super duper happy and I want to share everything with the world, I really do, but I also want to keep things in my life private until they are ready to be public,” she added. (BBC)