JoJo Siwa Premieres New Show, Responds to ‘SYTYCD’ Haters
JoJo Siwa is premiering a new Facebook Watch series this week called JoJo Goes. The Dancing with the Stars runner-up also recently addressed the hate she’s received online in response to her So You Think You Can Dance judging gig.
JoJo Siwa Premieres New Show ‘JoJo Goes’
On Thursday, Siwa launched a new series on Facebook Watch called JoJo Goes, in which she tries out things she’s never experienced before due to being in the spotlight from such a young age. A preview posted on social media shows Siwa attending school, playing volleyball, and working in a hospital.
“I really wanted to go on adventures that I’m not able to go on because of my career of being a public figure,” Siwa told People about the new project. “I figured, ‘Why not document it?'”
Siwa will be joined on the show by famous guests including her DWTS partner Jenna Johnson and volleyball players Misty May-Treanor and Sarah Hughes. The first episode, available to watch now on Siwa’s Facebook page, shows her attending her first Pride parade.
The star rode on a float at the event and was named West Hollywood’s “Next Gen Pride Icon.” In the episode, she attends the parade with her friend Ezra Sosa and her girlfriend Kylie Prew surprises her.
Siwa Defends Herself as a ‘SYTYCD’ Judge
Siwa recently joined the judging panel on So You Think You Can Dance for Season 17. Some social media users have questioned Siwa’s credentials, to which the star had something to say in a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight.
“I grew up in a dance studio. Literally from the time I was two I did my first solo, then I went to be on Dancing With the Stars, now I’m a judge on So You Think You Can Dance,” Siwa said. “I could tell you about every dance style. Am I the smartest dancer in the world? By no means. Am I the most knowledgeable dancer in the world? By no means. But I am smart enough to be a judge on So You Think You Can Dance, absolutely.”
Siwa has also responded to critics on Twitter, pointing out that she has 18 years of knowledge in dance. During her time in the limelight, she’s appeared on four major dance TV shows . She added, “If you don’t like me that’s okay… but if you think I don’t know about dance ya just sound silly.”