JoJo Siwa says she “wasn’t invited” to the 2022 Kids’ Choice Awards.
“A lot of you have been asking me why I’m not at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards tonight and the answer is very simple,” the “Boomerang” singer mentioned in a video clip shared through Instagram on Saturday.
“I wasn’t invited.”
Siwa, 18, who has a thorny relationship with the community, added, “I’m not sure why, but I just didn’t get an invite.”
Later, the pop star mentioned on her Instagram Story that somebody tagged her in a clip through which her music “One Chance” might be heard enjoying on the awards present.
“So my song made it, but I didn’t,” she mentioned with a seemingly sarcastic snicker.
Nickelodeon didn’t instantly reply to Page Six’s request for remark.
Upon listening to the information, Siwa’s associates and followers shortly took to social media to share their assist for the “Dancing With the Stars” alum — and to voice their theories about her absence.
“Their loss sweetness ❤️,” wrote Olivia Jade, with Mollee Gray including, “probably cuz you are the color of the rainbow and they’re just orange 😏.”
Fellow “DWTS” alum Brian Austin Green shared related sentiments, writing, “F–k the kids choice awards 😂 you are too good for them.”
Other followers argued within the feedback part that Siwa wasn’t included as a result of she got here out as homosexual final yr and extra lately chopped off her hair (and signature ponytail) to disclose a pixie reduce.
“The only year that @itsjojowsiwa didn’t get invited to the kids choice awards is when she comes out and cuts her hair?????? Sus @Nickelodeon,” one particular person wrote, which Siwa retweeted.
Another particular person shared a screenshot of Siwa’s retweet and expressed that the star was their “hero” for difficult the community that made her a family identify.
“Obsessed with the teenage girl celebrities who don’t take s—t from their network of employment and refuse to be anything but themselves,” they wrote. “Being connected to a kids channel shouldn’t mean you have to stop being yourself.”
Siwa beforehand known as out Nickelodeon in September 2021, claiming that the community had blocked her from performing any of the music she recorded for the “The J Team” film on tour. The movie, launched through Paramount+, featured six unique songs co-written by Siwa.
“These are MY songs, MY voice, MY writing. Does this seem fair???” she wrote in a sequence of since-deleted tweets, per Billboard. “Working for a company as a real human being treated as only a brand is fun until it’s not.”