She knows her worth. JoJo SiwaI will clap back at anyone who doubts her ability to judge. So You Think You Can Dance — and she’s bringing receipts.
A critic took to social media on Sunday, May 29, to question the singer’s role on the Fox series amid Matthew Morrison’sAfter the premiere of season 17, abrupt departure.
“Dammit. I saw the headline ‘Judge Leaves #sytycd’ and got all excited. Yes! @itsjojosiwa was out!,” the troll wrote via TwitterMake sure to tag the Nickelodeon star 19. “But, nope. Matthew Morrison. Dammit! He brought the broadway perspective to this show, I thought. Although he is not an expert in dance, he is an expert in showmanship. Still won’t watch.”
The Masked SingerAlum responded to the hate just a few days later, retweeting the post on Tuesday, May 31, to ask, “Literally why tweet this?” before listing numerous career highlights that quality her to judge the dance competition.
“18 Years of Dance Knowledge, 4 Major dance TV shows, I’ve hired over 1000 dancers, 16 Dance music videos,” the Nebraska native noted, before adding, “If you don’t like me that’s okay … but if you think I don’t know about dance ya just sound silly.”
The Blurt!After appearing on “The Simpsons”, actress who rose to fame as an actress Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition Dance MomsSince then,, has landed on Time’s2020 list of most influential persons, featured a world tour and served as a mentor. Siwa’s Dance Pop Revolution. Siwa, a female pro in November 2021, made history by partnering with a female partner Jenna JohnsonSeason 30 of Dancing With the StarsAnd placed second.
The criticism against the “Boomerang” artist comes just days after Us WeeklyExclusively confirmed that Morrison, 43, was leaving the series. Sources told him so. Use at the time was “a minor infraction” that went against SYTYCD protocol.
“Having the opportunity to be a judge on So You Think You Can Dance was an incredible honor for me,” the Glee alum told Usein a statement made Friday, May 27. “Therefore, it is my deepest regret to inform you that I will be leaving the show. After filming the audition rounds, and the final selection of the 12 finalists for the show, I failed to follow the competition production protocol, which prevented me from being able judge the competition fairly. I cannot apologize enough to all involved and I will be watching alongside you all on what I know will be one of the best seasons yet.”
The 17th season premiere, which began on Thursday, May 18, featured the American Horror Story actor judging aspiring dancers’ choreographed routines alongside Siwa and Stephen “tWitch” Boss.
FOX representatives told Use on Friday that the network “will soon announce a new judge to the series for the next wave of the competition starting on June 15th featuring the Top 12 performing for America’s vote.”
A source also revealed that Use at the time that while Morrison was “disappointed,” about the premature goodbye, he was “happy to have left on good terms,” and that “he plans to spend time with his family and is excited about what is next.”