JoJo Siwa responds to board game controversy saying she 'had no idea' about the 'inappropriate' content

YouTube star JoJo Siwa responded to backlash over a children’s board game with her name that contains questions she is callinggross” 和 “inappropriate.

The 17-year-old singer and internet sensation posted a 视频 to her social media accounts Monday night explaining she had “不知道” what types of questions were included on the playing cards, 因为 “when companies make these games, they don’t run every aspect by me.
The Nickelodeon-branded gamewhich is marketed to children age 6 and older, according to the boxincludes playing cards in itsTruth or Darecategory with questions such as, “你曾经不穿内衣出去吗? (A bathing suit doesn’t count.)” 和 “Have you ever been arrested?”
After parents began voicing their concerns about the game on social media, JoJo spoke out to assure her fans she wasreally upsetabout the game’s content and was working to remove it from stores.
    “整个周末, it has been brought to my attention by my fans and followers on TikTok that my name and my image have been used to promote this board game that has some really inappropriate content,” JoJo said in the video. “When I first saw this, I was really, 真, really upset at how gross these questions were, and so I brought it to Nickelodeon’s attention immediately and since then they have been working to get this game stopped being made and also pulled from all shelves wherever its being sold.
    I hope you all know that I would have never ever, ever approved or agreed to be associated with this game if I would have seen these cards before they started selling it,” JoJo added.
    Heather Watson, a mother who bought the game for her young daughter for Christmas, shared photos of the controversial playing cards in a Facebook post Friday, saying the gamebelongs in the trash.
    After JoJo’s response Monday, Watson posted a 视频 on TikTok with her daughter thanking the teen star fortaking care of this,” adding that the responsemade her (daughter’s) day.
      Nickelodeon and Spin Master, which manufactured the game, released a joint statement to CNN on Monday confirming that the game is being pulled from shelves.
      “我们尊重并重视JoJo Siwa与她的粉丝之间的关系,并对游戏“ JoJo's Juice”提出的担忧’ 非常认真,” 声明读. “This game is no longer being manufactured and we have requested that retailers pull any remaining product from their shelves.

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