“‘Lesbian’ is not a dirty word.”
“I don’t like the word ‘lesbian.’ It’s just like a lot,” she said. “It’s like the word ‘moist.’ It’s just like — ugh.”
While some people took no issue with what she said:
“I’ve been going through my comments and I just want to make something super clear — I never said that lesbian was a dirty word and I never, ever would say that it was a dirty word because it is not,” JoJo said in the video.
“It is not a bad word. It is not a slur, and it is especially not a word that I am ashamed of saying or ashamed of identifying as, by any means.”
JoJo then said it was more about the “sound” of the word itself. “I don’t hate the word ‘lesbian.’ Whenever someone talks to me about my sexuality, I just say that I’m ‘gay.’ It’s not the word that flows off the tongue for me, if that makes sense.”
So all in all, JoJo is saying she doesn’t love the pronunciation/phonetic element of the word. Glad she clarified.