JoJo Siwa is aware of precisely what it feels prefer to be a grade schooler within the crosshairs of the web. Which is why it makes good sense that the 20-year-old former Dance Mothers star, singer, actress and YouTube influencer is coming to the protection of 10-year-old YouTube star Everleigh Rose amid criticism of the latter’s viral hit “Like Taylor Swift.”
“Saying all of this with love,” JoJo wrote in a TikTok uploaded on Sept. 8 with the on-screen caption “to anyone who has said anything negative about this song… you need to calm down.” Siwa continued, “As the now 20 year old who once was the 10 year old growing up infront of the internet, I wanna say to anyone thats been saying negative things about this song or everleigh herself, lose your ego and grow up.”
The peppy pop tune itemizing all of the qualities Rose admires concerning the pop megastar was uploaded on Sept. 4, and since then has spawned its personal sprawling Reddit thread. The vast majority of the arrows are aimed on the singer’s dad and mom, YouTube influencers Cole and Savannah LaBrant, for what customers declare is their “exploitation” of their daughter.
“It’s not her fault but the song is really bad cause of the auto tune and the lyrics. they could of done something so much better for her,” learn one remark, whereas one other wrote, “All of the blame should 100% be on Savannah and Cole Labrant. This poor child is EXHAUSTED you can tell.” Others took goal on the appropriateness of a woman Everleigh’s age referencing the grown-up lyrics and topics of Swift’s songs.
“I cringed from begging to end, but ‘like a dear John’ ARE YOU SERIOUS? A 10 yo referencing a song where a 19 yo girl got played and taken advantage of by an older guy.. yeah, hella appropriate. Wtf is this?” learn a Reddit remark concerning the lyrics to that monitor that has drawn comparisons to Rebecca Black’s divisive 2011 hit “Friday.”
“Mу hair іs blоwing through thе wind/ Taylor Swift on the radio all weekend,” Everleigh sings on the refrain of the nation pop tune whose video finds Rose delivering Chik-Fil-A to her buddies and posing on the hood of a pink Bronco whereas two different ladies wave their arms from the entrance seat. “Ѕwеet teа, sixteen, on my trampоlіnе, yeah.” The bridge then goes on to name-check a few of Swift’s greatest songs: “Every single dау all I wanna do iѕ this/ And dо іt like Taylor Swift,” Everleigh sings. “Like a love story/ Like а dеar Јohn/ Like a bad bloоd/ Аnd kind of like our song/ Like I knew you were trоuble/ You bеlong with me/ Are you ready for it?/ Are уоu 22?/ Mаdе you shake it off/ Or look at what yоu made me do/ Nevеr grow up/ Never fіnd а lover/ Sparkѕ fly, fifteеn/ Can I get a cruel summer?”
Siwa, who lip synchs alongside to Everleigh’s tune in her TikTok, added, “First, this song is adorable (and insanely catchy). And second… Bullying isnt cool, it’s not funny, and it’s not trendy, ever… especially when it’s directed at a 10 year old and her first song by people much older than her. Some even adults. If you’ve posted something knocking this, you should be embarrassed.”
In keeping with E! Information, Siwa has beforehand appeared in LaBrant Household movies and posed with Everleigh on the pink carpet on the Trade Dance Awards final 12 months. “I also without a doubt can say that Everleigh is one of the kindest and hardest working kids I’ve had to joy of getting to be around and she absolutely deserves all the love an success she has,” Siwa wrote.
Watch the “Like Taylor Swift” video and Siwa’s TikTok under.