JoJo Siwa Claire's Asbestos
photo: Instagram/ItsJoJoSiwa

It's undeniable: Anything attached to megastar JoJo Siwa is going to be successful. And though that name may not mean much to you, to young kids and tweens, the 16-year-old singer is someone they know all too well. As her stardom continues to grow, so do her partnerships, in particular her makeup line with tween retailer Claire's. However, a recent report from the FDA may be changing all of that. 

After the agency announced that her best-selling makeup kit has tested positive for asbestos, parents are quickly snatching away the cosmetics from their kids and demanding answers. It's not looking good for Siwa, and it's looking even worse for Claire's.

In case you're unaware, JoJo Siwa is kind of a big deal. 

The internet sensation, who got her start on the hit TV show Dance Moms, has become one of the most sought-after teenage performers of our time. With over 9 million subscribers on YouTube and a sold-out nationwide tour underway, Siwa boasts an impressive fan base, including celebrities such as North West, Penelope Disick, and Elton John to name a few. 

Along with being a musical phenomenon, she's also become known for her rather over-the-top and colorful appearance, which usually includes her oversize bows that can be found at tween-focused retailer Claire's. However, she's recently gotten into the makeup business by launching a makeup kit in collaboration with the store. 

But it looks like her makeup won't be available for much longer.

The FDA announced that the bestselling kit has tested positive for one very potentially deadly mineral. 

"Today, the FDA is releasing new results from its continued testing of cosmetic products for asbestos & is warning consumers to not use 2 additional products that have tested positive for asbestos & have been recalled," the agency tweeted.

This isn't the first time Claire's has come under fire for selling products ridden with asbestos. 

Back in 2017, a concerned mother submitted glitter she had bought for her daughter to be independently tested. When the results revealed that the powder did in fact contain asbestos, almost 10 more samples were checked — and all yielded the same results. 

The incident resulted in a full recall, and Claire's issued refunds to all concerned customers.  

The same happened at similar tween retailer Justice.

Justice Asbestos in cosmetics
photo: Justice

In 2018, the store was forced to recall eight of its makeup products when concerns about them containing asbestos arose. 

"Justice is committed to providing safe products to our customers. Whenever questions may arise, we take them seriously. Justice launched a rigorous and expansive investigation. That process continues at this time," the company said in a statement. 

However, in reaction to the news, some people noted that makeup shouldn't be marketed to Siwa fans at all. 

Seeing as her demographic is young girls and tweens, some think that those in that age range shouldn't be using makeup in the first place. Her strong influence makes more young girls more likely to use the products.

"Because she’s being marketed in every field and makeup shouldn’t [be] one of them," someone said in reply to a tweet asking why she has a makeup line in the first place. 

And of course, the jokes commenced.

Could Siwa be trying to wipe out the beauty YouTuber community? One hilarious person surely thinks so.

"Conspiracy: JoJo was tired of the YT beauty community drama. She WANTED this to happen. She wanted youtubers to review it! She wanted them out! But the damn FDA stopped her plan! She was on our side!" they joked. 

Or... could it all be another form of population control? 

Seeing as her bread and butter is the young girls she markets to, this theory is a bit far-fetched. But hey, a good Twitter conspiracy is always fun to ponder on. 

"She's trying to commence a devious form of population control of younger generations!" another tweeter said jokingly. 

Regardless of whether you are of the belief that children should be wearing makeup or not, one thing is for sure: The makeup that they have access to should be safe and free of asbestos. We'll keep you posted on how this all plays out.