May 20, 2020

    JoJo Siwa Threw Herself A JoJo Siwa–Themed Party For Her 17th Birthday After Being Told To Act Like A "Normal" Teenager

    "I'm just saying, it's pretty cool to me that it's my 17th birthday and I can have my own-themed birthday party."

    So, for those of you who don't know, this is JoJo Siwa. You might recognise her as the ~shy and introverted~ social media star who's amassed millions of followers and legions of fans.

    JoJo poses on the red carpet at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards in 2019.
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    Since breaking out as a dancer on TV shows such as Dance Moms and Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition, JoJo has gone on to become an all-sparkle, all-glitter, bow-selling brand all by herself.

    This brand includes cars with her face on them and a mansion that makes me want to visit a dentist just from looking at it.

    Seriously, her brand is so strong that she's apparently sold more than 80 million hair bows, the accessory she's rarely seen without. In fact, when she is seen without a bow and side ponytail, it low-key breaks the internet (or at least TikTok).

    JoJo signs autographs on the red carpet for "Angry Birds 2".
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    Just so you get the idea, this brief glimpse at her naturally wavy hair was called a "historical moment" and garnered more than 13 million views.

    JoJo shows off her naturally wavy hair in a recent TikTok video.

    Anyway, on Tuesday, JoJo celebrated her 17th birthday and, of course, she did it in typical JoJo Siwa fashion. If you look closely at the video she uploaded to mark the occasion, you'll see that there were balloons with her face on, as well as huge lights spelling out her name.

    Well, I'm happy to inform you that this was only the beginning because the TikTok star actually threw herself an entirely JoJo Siwa–themed birthday party and she definitely didn't hold back.

    "I'm just saying, it's pretty cool to me that it's my 17th birthday and I can have my own-themed birthday party," she said, showing off her festive decorations.

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    "Like, I can have a JoJo Siwa–themed birthday," she continued. "JoJo Siwa can have a JoJo Siwa–themed birthday, and this isn't just any kind of, you know, my own-themed birthday party, this is like, actually legit."

    Well, she wasn't wrong. There were the JoJo Siwa balloons...

    JoJo shows off balloons with her face on.

    JoJo Siwa water bottles.

    JoJo shows off a water bottle with her face on.

    JoJo Siwa plates, napkins, and cups.

    Napkins, plates, and cups with JoJo's face on can be seen in the background.

    A JoJo Siwa banner.

    A banner splashed with pictures of JoJo helps to decorate the kitchen.

    JoJo Siwa ice cream.

    JoJo eats from an ice cream tub with her face on it.

    JoJo Siwa cakes.

    Cakes with JoJo decorations can be seen in the background of the video.

    JoJo Siwa cookies.

    JoJo eats from a box of cookies that have her face on them.

    "All this stuff is available at Target, Walmart, Party City — you name it, it's there," JoJo finished. "That's pretty cool. I like it."

    Jojo Siwa throwing herself a Jojo Siwa themed birthday party.... I don’t know a better person

    The loud and proud party theme comes after JoJo responded to numerous negative comments over the last couple of weeks telling her to "act her age" and dress like a "normal" teenager.

    JoJo responds to comments that tell her to act her age by miming the Doja Cat lyrics: "I ain't tryna be cool like you."

    "I've been hated on for YEARS for dressing 'young' and acting 'childish'," JoJo said. "I love who I am! This is just me at night or in the morning!"

    And in another recent TikTok video, JoJo mimed the lyrics "I'm never changing who I am" before transforming into her usual attire.

    In response to people who kept asking if she's forced to dress up in bows and accessories as part of a contract, JoJo said yes but added that she loves what she does and is in control of her own life.

    And in response to yet more comments that she should act her age, JoJo simply posted the screenshots and laughed.

    Throwing a JoJo Siwa–themed birthday party seems like a pretty iconic way to ignore the haters if you ask me!

    Ben Henry is a celebrity reporter for BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.

    Contact Ben Henry at ben.henry@buzzfeed.com.

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