JoJo Siwa’s Relationship With Nickelodeon Examined After Kids Choice Awards Snub
Earlier this year, JoJo Siwa revealed that she didn’t get an invite to the Kids’ Choice Awards, despite being nominated for an award.
The snub was even more confusing, given that Siwa is signed to Nickelodeon, which handles the awards.
As fans took to Twitter to share snub theories, Siwa herself liked several tweets to accuse Nickelodeon of Homophobia.
JoJo Siwa didn’t receive a Kid’s Choice Award nomination
This year’s Kids’ Choice Awards took place on April 10, but a key star was missing. After fans started speculating about Siwa’s absence from the event, she took to social media to quash any rumours.
In a video posted On her Instagram page, Siwa said, “Many of you have asked me why I’m not at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards tonight, and the answer is very simple: I wasn’t invited. I don’t. don’t know why, but I just didn’t get an invite.
She captioned the video: “I don’t want anyone to think it was my choice not to go…. I just didn’t get an invite.
Fans found this snub particularly strange, considering that Siwa was nominated for an award, Favorite Social Music Star. Siwa has also had a close relationship with Nickelodeon over the years.
Nickelodeon snub rumors started circulating
After JoJo revealed to fans that she wasn’t invited to the Kids’ Choice Awards, people took to Twitter to discuss the potential reasoning behind it. Many have suggested that it was no coincidence that JoJo was snubbed after going out and cutting her hair short. Nickelodeon did not respond to the rumors.
A fan tweeted: “You’re telling me that jojo siwa, the literal face of the kids’ choice awards for YEARS, wasn’t invited this year, which happens to be the year she came out sexually and cut her short hair… hm yeah ok nickelodeon you’re not very skilled.
Another mentioned“The fact that Nickelodeon didn’t invite Jojo siwa to the Kids’ Choice Awards after she made them A LOT OF MONEY all these years is just baffling to me.”
Siwa liked several tweets about the situation, including one that mentioned: “Jojo Siwa was not invited to the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards – after being the face of this network for years – just after going out and cutting her hair made my homophobia siren sound.”
JoJo’s relationship with Nickelodeon explored
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It was the sixth year in a row Siwa had received a Kids’ Choice Award nomination.
“I’m going on tour in January. My musical film has just been released (with 6 new original songs). Nickelodeon told me today that I was not allowed to perform/add any of the songs from the movie on my show.
Nickelodeon has since denied any accusations of homophobia, a source telling Variety“It had nothing to do with her as a person. It’s so off the mark and very upsetting. It was really an unfortunate mistake and she definitely should have been there.