Thursday, July 27, 2017

Nickelodeon Star JoJo Siwa Opens Up About Cyber Bullying On ITV's "This Morning" | Nickelodeon UK

JoJo Siwa appeared on ITV's mid-morning magazine series This Morning as part of Nickelodeon star's first visit to the UK!

Eamonn Holmes questioned This Morning guest JoJo Siwa whether she had drunk a 'lot of fizzy drinks' during her energetic appearance on the show

JoJo Siwa, 14 who first found fame on US show Dance Moms alongside her mother Jessalyn, bounded into the This Morning studio to talk about her career and as well as being cyber bullied.

During the appearance, Eamonn Holmes asked the social media sensation whether they had consumed a lot of 'sugary drinks' following their energetic appearance on the show.

JoJo Siwa is a huge online sensation after first finding fame on US reality programme Dance Moms alongside her own mother Jessalyn

But the interview was so fast-paced it lead the presenter to ask: 'On telly you've got all this great energy and you sing and you dance, just energy, energy, energy and there's a lot of happiness and positivity there.

The youngster, who has two YouTube channels with over three million followers and 600million views, an Instagram account with six million followers and a regular stint on Nickelodeon, laughed in response.

'I don’t. People call me energy in a bottle. It is literally always like this. But when I’m done I sleep.'

The dancer and singer says that because she is home-schooled she doesn't witness 'in-person bullying', instead she has been the victim of cyberbullying

Viewers were left equally flabbergasted by the youngsters unfaltering energy levels taking to Twitter to share their thoughts.
User Charlotte wrote: 'omg jojo on this morning how does she have so much energy (sic)'

While Lauren C Wallace added: 'Jheeze that JoJo is so full of energy #thismorning'.

But despite her popularity, the home-schooled teen style icon revealed she has been the victim of online bullying.

JoJo explained: 'They can just comment "you're fat", "you're ugly", "you're weird", "I hate you", "you're a brat" and "you're annoying".'

The enthusiastic youngster continued: 'It's just terrible. It's so mean that someone can just comment. You don't even know who it is half the time.

'I think it is not okay, I just want to end it and make people feel good about themselves.'

JoJo also told presenters Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford that she refuses to let the bullies get under her skin by ignoring the negative comments and only focusing on the positive.

'I don’t let the haters get their way,' she added.

JoJo, who was on the show supporting This Morning's own anti-bullying campaign called Be Kind, released a single last year called Boomerang which tackles the issue of cyberbullying, and encourages her listeners to triumph over online bullies.

The energetic youngster appeared on This Morning to talk about her own experiences and to encourage others not to listen to anything negative

The teen - real name Joelle Joanie - also kick-started the fashion craze 'JoJo bows', which has swept the nation as children scrambled to emulate the teen's signature look.

She revealed that she has her own collection of bows totalling around 1,000 and even sleeps with one in her hair at night.

And the entertainer, who has amassed millions of fans after she began sharing her her everyday life on her YouTube channel 'JoJo's World', says she would never change a thing about her celebrity lifestyle.

It's JoJo's first time in the UK as she tours the world to meet and greet the millions of fans she has amassed. She is joined by her mother Jessalyn (second from right)

She credits her followers, who have dubbed themselves the 'Siwanators', for her success and ability to travel round the world and meet them.
'It’s the best lifestyle I can imagine and without my fans I wouldn’t be where I am today.

'I wouldn't want to change it for the world.'

Fans can step into JoJo Siwa’s world with JoJo Siwa: My World, a brand-new docu-style special that goes inside the social media superstar’s journey from small town girl who loved to dance and sing, to Kids’ Choice Award winner for Favorite Viral Music Artist, premiering Friday 18th August 2017 on Nickelodeon UK & Ireland. Fans can also catch JoJo's first-ever live performance in the UK exclusively Nickelodeon SLIMEFEST 2017 this October half-term. See for full information and tickets!

JoJo's signature look has causes a craze to sweep the nation as youngsters scrambled to emulate the child star with 'JoJo Bows'

More Nick: JoJo Bows Star JoJo Siwa Sends Fans Into A Frenzy At The Intu Manchester Trafford Centre!

Original source: Daily Mail Online.
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