JoJo Siwa to Host Children’s & Family Emmy Awards, But Is It Family-Friendly?

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JoJo Siwa to Host Children’s & Family Emmy Awards, But Is It Family-Friendly?

By Movieguide® Staff

Social Media sensation JoJo Siwa joined Jack McBrayer as co-host for the brand new Children’s & Family Emmy Awards, according to The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).

Unfortunately, the program’s choice of host reveals that although they claim the family-friendly label, they will champion the media’s most progressive shows.

“I am honored to be hosting the very first Children’s & Family Emmy Awards, and to be a nominee in both outstanding choreography and outstanding music direction and composition for a live-action program,” Siwa said. “It’s sure to be a fun-filled evening with my girl group, XOMG POP! kicking off the night with what will be a great performance!”

“We’re thrilled to recognize the fastest-growing genre in television by launching the Children’s & Family Emmys with such cultural powerhouses as Jack McBrayer and JoJo Siwa,” Adam Sharp, President and CEO, NATAS, added. “Their undeniable energy and enthusiasm perfectly capture the tone which will set this ceremony and competition apart for years to come.”

Siwa recently revealed that she identified as lesbian, and has a girlfriend named Kylie.

“I still don’t know what I am. It’s like, I want to figure it out. And I have this joke. Her name is Kylie. And so I say that I’m Ky-sexual,” she told TODAY in April 2021. “But like, I don’t know, bisexual, pansexual, queer, lesbian, gay, straight. I always just say gay because it just kind of covers it or queer because I think the keyword is cool.”

As Hollywood continues to promote sexuality and LGBTQ themes in their children shows, award shows like the Children’s & Family Emmy Awards are likely to highlight shows based on their progressiveness.

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In comparison, Movieguide® has championed children and family-friendly content at the annual Movieguide® Award Gala for the past 30 years; supported by the industry’s top producers, actors and directors.

Hollywood legend Pat Boone recently stated:

You are holding up the standard for movies themselves, being what they were meant to be, pictures of life. [Movies] that cause people to be glad to be alive and not to be despondent and embarrassed to be part of the human race.

I consider the Movieguide® Awards the most important awards of any movie season. The Movieguide® Awards are just a light shining in what is becoming the gathering darkness I think, in the movie industry. A light that illuminates films that are themselves light, about the better parts of human nature, about how a family can grow and develop and be a wonderful family and succeed in our American society, which itself is becoming corrupted.

It does spread the word and the light that good things can be rewarded. Good things can reap rewards.

Producer Ken Wales said at the Movieguide® Awards Gala: “We’re here to honor films that make a difference. Not only the people who make them but also those who see them. Many people, whether they are Christians or not, want to make movies that are redemptive and uplifting. Increasingly they are finding that MOVIEGUIDE® is the awards show that honors these efforts.”