Candace Owens Says JoJo Siwa Is "Lying" About Sexuality, Teen Tells Commentator To "Back The F*ck Off"

The right-wing media personality began the feud by posting a five-minute video sharing her thoughts on the dancer's TikTok posts.

BYHayley Hynes
Collage Maker-08-Apr-2023-12-43-PM-8511

If there's one thing you can always count on Candace Owens to do, it's stir the pot. Her most recent bout of antics arrived on Twitter earlier this week when the right-wing political commentator opted to turn her attention to JoJo Siwa's TikTok page. In a five-minute video, the grown woman dissects the teenager's social media posts, going so far as to accuse her of faking her sexuality. As you may recall, the Dance Moms alum came out as part of the LGBTQ community in January 2021. "I don’t believe JoJo Siwa is a lesbian," Owens declared in her post from April 4.

"But the way, I want to state that very clearly, I do believe she's desperate for attention," the 33-year-old said of Siwa. "You're not going to believe what she's doing now," Owens added before speculating about a romance between the internet sensation and former Disney Channel star, Demi Lovato. In the same year that JoJo came out, the Camp Rock actress also informed the world that she's pansexual. "She did this for attention," the talk show host doubled down on the relationship rumours. "I don’t believe she’s a lesbian no more than I believe Demi Lovato is a lesbian."

JoJo Siwa Claps Back at Candace's Comments

In the caption of her tweet, Owens once again pondered, "Is JoJo Siwa lying about being lesbian for attention?" While some of the internet is in agreeance with the mother of two, many others are slamming her for concerning herself with the love life of a 19-year-old when she has a family of her own. As the post continued to circulate online, Siwa eventually got word of it and didn't hesitate to give her new nemesis the attention she was looking for.

"I haven't watched the video yet... But if it has anything to do with your caption, respectfully, back the f*ck off," she told the controversial figure. Candace Owens doesn't appear to have responded to JoJo Siwa at this point, though she has posted other videos about heated conservative topics such as drag queens and the transgender community. Let us know if you think her comments on the teenager are out of line below, and check back later for more pop culture news updates.


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Hayley Hynes is the Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, and has been since 2021. She began writing for the website that same year, primarily covering content in the Music, Pop Culture, and Streetwear niches after graduating from Vancouver’s Blanche Macdonald Centre with a Fashion Marketing Diploma. She previously reported on Travel, Entertainment, Beauty, and News at Narcity Canada for over three years. Hayley has also contributed articles and interviews within these realms to Folklr Magazine and the Calgary Journal while studying Journalism at Mount Royal University. In her spare time, she freelances for Bandbox Vinyl, having already interviewed hip-hop icons like Atmosphere and explored Syd’s discography. Hayley also uses her expansive pop culture knowledge and passion for astrology/self-enhancement to help others explore their curiosity in an ongoing Instagram video series. Among her favourite hip-hop artists are A$AP Rocky, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, and Mac Miller.