Singer and dancer JoJo Siwa has appealed to filmmakers to chop a heterosexual kissing scene from her film Bounce as she has since come out as queer.
The YouTube sensation, 18, confirmed she was a part of the LGBTQ+ group earlier this 12 months and has since gone public along with her relationship with girlfriend Kylie Prew.
Overtly embracing her sexuality has made Siwa have a change of coronary heart about one specific sequence within the Christmas film, an adaptation of Megan Shull’s younger grownup ebook of the identical identify, and now she’s interesting to director Susan Johnson and producers at Will Smith’s Westbrook Studios to edit out the romantic shot for the ultimate lower.
JoJo fears her younger followers will not be capable to separate her pop persona from her film character, and she or he does not wish to confuse them.
“I am head over heels in love and I don’t wish to kiss one other human. Particularly as a result of it is a man,” she instructed Leisure Weekly.
“That is what they (followers) have a look at me as, not some character, not some fictional factor. And so it will be just a little bizarre.”
She added of locking lips along with her male co-star, “I am not about it. I am making an attempt to get it pulled so unhealthy. It’s going to occur. It’s going to get pulled.”
The 2016 ebook follows the adventures of Frannie Hudson, a teenage lady whose want to commerce in her household for a brand new one on Christmas Eve comes true.
Following the publication of her interview, JoJo revealed on Twitter that the producers of Bounce are totally supportive – as is Smith’s brother-in-law Caleeb Pinkett.
“My mates at paramount and my good friend Caleeb Pinkett are 1000% supportive of me and warranted me that I haven’t got to do something I do not wanna do ever!!! I am so excited to make the film ‘Bounce’ and could not have higher individuals to make it with!!,” she wrote.