Jojo Siwa Addresses ”Awful” Blackface Allegations After Music Video Sparks Backlash
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On Friday 26 June, Internet users criticized the 17-year-old Nickelodeon star for appearing in the music video for “Nonstop”, who appears wearing brown facial makeup and monkey ears. In a circus-themed scene released on June 19, Jojo performs with several dancers dressed in various animal costumes.
The comments on the YouTube video were closed after comparing Dancer’s makeup to blackface. Others also claimed that they were blocked by JoJo for investigating the music video.
“When @itsjojosiwa is going to address the little girl in blackface in her latest music video?” One user tweeted. Another added, “… it is safe to say the white privilege and ignorance he chooses for millions of children to use his platform.”
Jojo shared a lengthy statement in response, stating, “I would like to address the music video I shot for ‘Nonstop’ in February. We’re talking about grooming kids as circus animals!” There is no one in my video. Wearing blackface. It’s horrible that anyone’s mind goes there. The children dressed in animal costumes, their faces were painted to look like animals, part of the acting. Was doing. “