JoJo Siwa’s mother Jessalynn Siwa weighed in on the recent controversy surrounding her daughter and actress Candace Cameron Bure.
Siwa, 47, posted a video in which she explained the interaction her daughter allegedly had with Bure when she was 11-years-old. The exchange ultimately led to JoJo, 19, calling the Fuller House actress the ‘rudest celebrity’ she had ever met in a now-viral TikTok video.
‘I talked about this on my podcast a while back,’ she posted to Instagram. ‘The recent story told wasn’t quite right so here is the real version. At the end of the day this story, it’s not about a simple photo it’s about how you treat people.
‘It’s not about a simple photo it’s about how you treat people’: JoJo Siwa’s mother Jessalynn Siwa weighed in on her daughter’s controversy with Candace Cameron Bure; pictured 2018
‘Real, genuine kindness always goes a long way. It’s super easy to quote a Bible verse when everyone is looking at you but morals are what you have when no one is looking,’ she added.
In the video, Jessalyn recounted the exchange between her daughter and Bure. The two briefly interacted at the Fuller House premiere when JoJo asked Bure, who played DJ Tanner on the show, for a photo.
‘JoJo ran into DJ and was like, “Oh, my God, I love you so much. Can we please take a selfie?”‘ Jessalynn said. ‘And she was like, “Not now. Maybe later.” Word for word, “Not now, maybe later.”‘ she explained.
‘Fast forward, we go on the Kelly Clarkson show, who was on the day JoJo… I go, “If she even asks for a picture, please say not now maybe later. Just kidding, don’t say that.” ‘
‘Real, genuine kindness always goes a long way’: Siwa, 47, posted video in which she explained the interaction between her daughter and Bure which ultimately led to Siwa calling the Fuller House actress the ‘rudest celebrity’ she had ever met in a now-viral TikTok video
Asked if there was any interaction that day, she said, ‘No, she just couldn’t be bothered,’ she explained. ‘And you know what, maybe she was having an emergency and her kid was crying and she was trying to get a hold of the babysitter, I do not know what was going on, but it’s funny when you don’t know and somebody treats you like that? Not now, maybe later?
And it’s hard to be a celebrity, I’ll give it to you, but that was so long ago. I can’t even tell you and I still remember it.’
The JoJo-Candace controversy erupted last week after the former Dance Moms star called the Fuller House actress the ‘rudest celebrity’ she had ever met in a now-viral TikTok clip.
Bure revealed in a subsequent Instagram post she ended up calling Siwa over the matter, who explained why exactly she publicly bashed the actress as ‘rude.’
Center of controversy: The JoJo-Candace controversy erupted earlier last week after the former Dance Moms star called the Fuller House actress the ‘rudest celebrity’ she had ever met in a now-viral TikTok clip; Bure pictured in 2019
The Full House star said Siwa told her the comment stemmed from an incident when the pair met on a red carpet when the former Dance Moms star was just 11 years old. Siwa claimed she asked Bure for a photo at the time—but that Bure told her ‘not right now,’ and then she never returned for the photo despite moving on to take photos with others.
Bure, who is a devout Christian, admitted that the teenager’s story ‘broke her heart’, and revealed that she offered up an apology to Siwa, telling her: ‘I broke your 11-year-old heart. Please know that as a mom that it breaks my heart that I made you feel that way.’
‘All good on the JoJo front,’ Candace said after summarizing their conversation.
Stepping out: Bure was spotted out in Los Angeles on Monday
But in video obtained by Page Six, JoJo alleged the actress ‘didn’t share all the details of the meeting’.
‘It’s one of those memories that little 11-year-old me was just stuck with. And it was at the after party that she didn’t want to take a picture with me,’ she explained last week.
‘And I was okay with that, but then I turned around, and when I looked back, she was taking pictures with other kids. And that’s what made me really, really upset.
‘It’s just one of those memories that whenever you’re little, somebody says something to you and you just like never forget it for as long as you live.’
‘We had about a 10 minute conversation and it was sweet. She apologized and we talked and it was cool. It was nice,’ she added.