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JoJo Siwa reportedly swatted after coming out

At least seven police vehicles could be seen at her home.

Jan 24, 2021, 9:04 am

Internet Culture

 

Eilish O'Sullivan

JoJo Siwa was swatted at her home in Los Angeles, according to Pop Crave. The 17-year-old just on Saturday opened up about coming out on Instagram Live.

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The details surrounding the swatting incident—which entails a hoax call made to 911 in an effort to draw law enforcement to the location of the individual being swatted—are scarce. However, swatting is a crime, and swatting incidents have turned deadly in the past.

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A video posted to YouTube shows Siwa outside of her house, where there is a strong police presence of at least seven police vehicles, a fire truck, and several officers. Siwa appears to be in good spirits as she can be seen smiling and holding a camera. (She hasn't yet posted anything about the incident.)

It is unclear if the incident is related to Siwa coming out.

People speculated that the YouTuber came out after she posted a TikTok video of herself lip-syncing Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way,” specifically the portion of the song that goes, "No matter gay, straight, or bi, lesbian, transgendered life, I’m on the right track baby, I was born to survive." Then, she wore a "Best. Gay. Cousin. Ever" T-shirt" on Friday, seemingly confirming the speculation. "My cousin got me a new shirt," she tweeted alongside a photo of her wearing the top.

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During her Saturday Instagram Live, Siwa said she has "never, ever, ever been this happy before" after coming out.

"It feels really awesome. I've been happy for a little bit now. It's just so, so, so awesome," Siwa said. "You guys probably haven't seen me this happy since I was on tour."

When responding to a fan who asked what her "label" is, she said, "I have thought about this, but the reason I'm not going to say this answer is because I don't really know this answer."

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*First Published: Jan 24, 2021, 9:04 am