Thursday, January 7, 2021

JOJO'S JUICE: Sexualized Tweens, Teens and the Art of Twerking

USA Today's Cydney Henderson wrote in the post "JoJo Siwa, 17, had 'no idea' of 'inappropriate content' in kids board game(Jan 6, 2021):

"JoJo Siwa is addressing the controversial Nickelodeon board game "JoJo's Juice," which features her likeness alongside what she called "gross" and "inappropriate content."" 

"The 17-year-old "Dance Moms" alum-turned-teen Internet star took to Instagram Monday to clarify that she "had no idea of the types of questions" were included."

""JoJo's Juice," which is recommended for children aged six or older, is a trivia game that features cards from four categories: Truth or Dare, 2 Truths and a Lie, Who Knows JoJo Better? and Never Has JoJo Ever!" 

"However, the children's game has come under fire for its mature and sexualized content, including questions such as, "Have you ever walked in on someone naked or had someone walk in on you?" and "Have you ever been arrested?""

Some additional "mature and sexualized content" were: "Have you ever gone outside without underwear (a bathing suit doesn't count)?" and "Learned the art of twerking". [Emphasis added]

However, interestingly on Its JoJo Siwa, JoJo's verified YouTube channel, approximately 13-year-old JoJo taught Miranda the art of twerking. The video is titled "TEACHING MIRANDA HOW TO TWERK! -JoJo's Juice" (Oct 10, 2016), and, as of today, the video has been viewed over 32 million times. And per #blackAF's Chloe, tweens and teens twerking is the new Twist.

"TEACHING MIRANDA HOW TO TWERK! -JoJo's Juice" (Oct 10, 2016)

Per Nickelodeon and Spin Master Games, 
"JoJo's Juice" isn't being manufactured anymore, and the game doesn't appear to be listed on Amazon anymore.

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