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The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that "Fashion Is My Kryptonite" is a simplistic pop song about being stylish -- and ultimately, sexy -- so it's not a good choice for young tweens. The video is fanciful and shows some skimpy outfits and runway-style struts. There may be an underlying message about knowing what makes you feel good, but that doesn't depend on a high hemline or designer label. Still, tweens may want to try this one on for size because it's in vogue right now and fueled by the Disney Machine.
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Is it any good?
"Fashion Is My Kryptonite" is a shallow song about the importance of looking fashionable and, let's face it, sexy. There's nothing interesting about the predictable hip-hoppy music. Most concerning, however, is the song's message that emphasizes a stereotypical, sexualized image of young females. Tween and teen girls will likely be drawn to these modern-day Disney Princesses due to the crafty marketing as well as the catchy song and entertaining video.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the importance of fashion in our society. What does it mean to look fashionable or stylish? Do fashion choices change at different stages of life?
How are our fashion choices influenced by TV and movies, celebrities, commercials, and our friends?
What is your style? What clothes and accessories make your feel comfortable? Uncomfortable?
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