A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that "Take a Hint" was featured on the popular Nick show Victorious, which stars tween idol Victoria Justice. Although in the context of the episode the single is harmless and humorous, the lyrics and overall message about not getting picked up by annoying guys might be a little mature for the young tweens who are fans of the show. The song has some innuendo ("Get your hands off my hips ... Stop that staring at my --Hey!)" and implied profanity ("I don't want to be a priss, I just try to be polite / But it always seems to bite me in the ---").
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What's the story?
Is it any good?
Victoria Justice's character, Tori, and her nemesis, Jade, find common ground when they join forces to sing away some annoying guys who are hitting on them in a club. Props to these girls for their obvious vocal chops and for standing up for themselves, and the song is fun and meant to be lighthearted, but the overall message might be a little mature for young tween fans who watch the show.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about the images that are portrayed by young female celebrities, especially those on kids' networks like Nickelodeon and the Disney Channel. Do you think that some of them have an image that's too mature or too sexy for the intended audience?
What are some examples of positive and negative female TV characters?
"Take a Hint" is about brushing off aggressive guys. What should you do if someone is bothering you or giving you unwanted attention?