Recently like any other quarantine day, I was scrolling through TikTok for way too long. JoJo Siwa's video of her 17th birthday pops up on my 'For You' page. She then explains how cool it is for her to be able to have a JoJo Siwa themed birthday party. A 17-year-old with enough of her own merchandise to have a full-blown birthday party for herself,
Since then she has posted videos calling out all the people saying she is immature and needs to "act her age". She then addresses while yes she is in a contract, she doesn't let that change her life. She isn't faking it for the job, her personality is what makes her the perfect fit. Instead of falling into all of society's "norms" for teenagers, she actually has a personality that puts out positive vibes for kids.
JoJo has a natural bubbly and energetic persona. What is so wrong with that? Just because she likes to wear outfits that actual have color and glitter rather than boring neutral colors? I honestly think it's sad that we see a girl who is living her best life, impacting children, and being HAPPY, but the first thing people want to do is judge her based on their very boring standards for the world.
This girl is 17 years old and she is a marketing QUEEN. She is a role model for young girls, is signed in a contact with a job that she loves, and gets to have her face on anything from bows to ice cream. No one has the right to take her happiness away from her just because you don't think that is how a 17-year-old should be acting.
So JoJo if you ever see this, just know that YOU ARE A QUEEN!!