And, while that’s not to say the response has only been bad, Siwa’s personal revelation has weeded out the haters.
“My thing is,” she told People, ”I don’t want people to watch my videos or buy my merchandise if they aren’t going to support not only me, but the LGBTQ community.”
As for more specific labels, that’s a work in progress for Siwa. ”I still don’t know what I am,” she said. “It’s like, I want to figure it out. And I have this joke. Her name is Kylie. And so I say that I’m Ky-sexual. But like, I don’t know, bisexual, pansexual, queer, lesbian, gay, straight. I always just say gay because it just kind of covers it or queer because I think the keyword is cool.”