Parents Concerned Over “Inappropriate” JoJo Siwa Card Game
After hundreds of 1-star reviews and thousands of complaints from concerned parents, a card game marketed to young fans of Nickelodeon star and tween influencer JoJo Siwa is officially being pulled from shelves for it's "inappropriateness."
The game is called "JoJo's Juice" and it has sent parents into an uproar on social media. TikTok user, Heather Watson shared a video that has since gone viral showcasing some of the inappropriate questions on some of the cards. While there are more innocent questions and categories like "Who knows JoJo best?, and "Truth or dare?" There are several that really cross the line for a game intended for children 6 and up. Here's a list of some of those questions:
- "Have you ever stolen from a store?"
- "Have you ever walked in on someone naked or had someone walk in on you?"
- "Have you ever been arrested?"
- "Who in this room would you most like to date?"
- "Have you ever gone outside without underwear (a bathing suit doesn't count)?"
- "Have you ever taken money from someone's purse or wallet without asking?"
- Cards that ask players if they had "Kissed a boy" and "Learned the art of twerking."
@watsonfam6Reply to @ramen_.art @itsjojosiwa @_nickalodeon Total photoshop. #ForYouPage #JoJoSewa #JoJoJuice
On Monday, Nickelodeon and "JoJo's Juice" manufacturer Spin Master released a joint statement to Insider.com announcing the game would be pulled.
"We respect and value the relationship JoJo Siwa has with her fans and take the concerns raised regarding the game 'JoJo's Juice' very seriously," the statement says. "This game is no longer being manufactured and we have requested that retailers pull any remaining product from their shelves."
The card game has actually been available purchase on online retailers such as Walmart and Amazon since 2018 and has been receiving criticism and shame ever since. One 1-star review on Walmart's website reads, "Very inappropriate game for kids; rated for three and up but asks questions about you being naked and everything else. wouldn't recommend this game for any child of any age!!" Some have even accused the game of "grooming" kids.
Siwa herself also released a statement on TikTok clarifying that she had no idea of the contents of "JoJo's Juice." This is a common thing that seems to happen when influencers team up with product manufactures. They claim to not be "fully aware" of the product's contents. Which seems a bit concerning to me when the product has THEIR NAME attached to it.
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