Jojo Siwa is clarifying a statement that has been taken out of context. On Saturday, the 19-year-old judge took to TikTok to clear up some confusion — following backlash she received after a recent interview.

During a conversation with, the “Boomerang” singer jokingly revealed her qualms about the word lesbian. Siwa shared that while she enjoys being celebrated as a gay icon and identifies as a lesbian, it’s not a word she likes to use.  «I don’t like the word itself,» she joked with the publication. «It’s just like a lot.

But I mean, at the end of the day, that’s what I am.… It’s like the word moist. It’s just like… ugh!» Following the interview, the s alum caught backlash from social media users who claimed that she put a negative connotation to the word.