YouTuber JoJo Siwa Turns Off Instagram Comments After Bullying
The teenage YouTube sensation JoJo Siwa recently shared some news on Instagram that may have saddened some of her loyal fans: “No more comments!”
JoJo said that while her comments have in the past been filled with positive, nice messages, they have turned sour as of late, which led her to the decision to disable comments on her Instagram account.
She captioned the post, “Normally I read comments and see nice things, people sending kind messages and saying positive words, late last night I decided to read some comments on my last Instagram post and wow… some people can be mean.”
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Instagram comments are my favorite thing! Wait no that’s wrong. Normally I read comments and see nice things, people sending kind messages and saying positive words, late last night I decided to read some comments on my last Instagram post and wow… some people can be mean. So here’s a fun game, No more comments! 🌈 JoJo
Since this post three days ago, she has disabled comments from every post since then, except for the one she posted late last night, sharing the news that her makeup artist and friend, Diana Kaz (AKA DD), is currently in the hospital in critical condition. We are definitely feeling for JoJo right now.
The former Dance Moms star has racked up more than 8 million followers on the platform, with many coming to her defense and support when she shared the news of the hate comments she was receiving. One of them posting, “People that are rude, are not your kind of people. Keep shining JoJo, you are an amazing young lady!”
Despite the online bullying she has faced, we respect how well she has handled the whole situation. But she isn’t the only star to have gone the route of disabling Instagram comments at one point or another.
In fact, about half of the Kardashian-Jenner clan have disabled comments on their Instagram accounts at some point to combat excessive bullying or spam commenters, as well as YouTuber Olivia Jade, because, well, that whole Lori Loughlin college admissions scandal.
Khloe Kardashian disabled comments back in March following a series of posts that fans claimed were heavily edited and Photoshopped but enabled them again shortly thereafter. Her sister Kim Kardashian West went through a similar situation last year with the infamous Photoshop fail that involved a curved sidewalk curb and a shrunken car in the background.
Back in 2016, Kylie Jenner had a different reason to make the switch. The beauty cosmetic billionaire was so sick of spam comments on her Instagram that she took to Twitter to explain why she was going to try out disabling them.
STOP WRITING LB ON ALL MY INSTAGRAM PHOTOS AND USING ME AS A WAY TO ADVERTISE YOURSELF.
— Kylie Jenner (@KylieJenner) November 30, 2012
So I'm trying out disabling my comments on Instagram because I'm done w people self promoting & the "LB"s 😊
— Kylie Jenner (@KylieJenner) August 2, 2016
The reality star has since enabled comments on her Instagram, so we’re assuming users took the hint and the problem has overall subsisted.
However, JoJo’s problem is a bit different since she was not caught over-editing her photos and she is still just a child; we have a bit more sympathy for her than the reality family. A star that might understand a bit what JoJo has been going through is none other than Ariana Grande. Shortly after the death of her ex-boyfriend and rapper Mac Miller, she received so many hate-filled comments that blamed her for his death. Not cool. Understandably, this led her to disable Instagram comments for a period of time.
We are proud that JoJo took matters into her own hands and *literally* said goodbye to the haters, but we’re interested to see if her comments will be open for fans again in the future. Stay strong, JoJo!