Lele Pons

TV review by
Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Fun but stereotypical skits about dating, Latino culture.

Parents say

age 13+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 14+
Based on 5 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

Some of Lele Pons' female friendships are clearly genuine and strong, but the Latina stereotyping and fighting over guys negates a lot of the positive messages about friendship.

Positive Role Models & Representations

In some videos, Lele Pons and some of her friends can set aside beauty and image for humor's sake. They appear without makeup, use physical humor, and act as goofy as any male YouTuber.

Violence

Mild comedic violence in some skits about cheating boyfriends. Some prank and dare videos include friends encouraging other friends to perform dangerous stunts.

Sex

Sexual innuendo, cheating-boyfriend and -girlfriend humor, and barely-there fashion.

Language

"F--k," "a--hole," "hell," "s--t."

Consumerism

Some videos are sponsored by companies, such as gaming companies. Product placement, including CoverGirl makeup.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Alcohol visible in some party-related videos.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Lele Pons is a YouTube channel featuring comedy skits, practical jokes and dares, and collaboration videos with other YouTubers. Pons is an actress of Venezuelan-Italian heritage raised in the United States. Her videos often feature comedy with themes that include high school antics, cheating boyfriends, horror parody, and Latin culture. Some videos include dares (like touching an electrical box with wet hands, or laying down in the middle of a busy street) or pranks that are clearly dangerous if teens were to copy them at home. There's profanity in many videos, as well as some product placements and sponsorship.

We recommend parent co-viewing of YouTube content for kids under 13. Please note that our reviewers watch between one and two hours of content to determine the general appropriateness of each YouTube channel. Some channels contain more variety within their content than others, and we do our best to capture the overall subject and tone to help parents make the best choice for their family.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 9, 12, and 15 year old Written bymmh_1000 April 23, 2018

Cares too much about numbers

I don't think Lele Pons has the worst skits on YouTube, especially of Vine refugees, but I do think her skits first of all, are NOT, have never been, and n... Continue reading
Adult Written bycemont June 16, 2018

Boring and controversial

I think her videos are very stereotypical in conveying people of Latino culture. She classifies them all as crazy and loud. I do not believe it's a good me... Continue reading
Teen, 16 years old Written byAnnec12 April 10, 2018

She is terrible

She is an awful youtuber who only cares about her status and her numbers. She lies just to get views and is not a good influence on kids. I would not recommend... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written bySGJames26 May 10, 2018

terrible

cares about her views more than fans, thinks she's cool but she's not

What's the story?

LELE PONS videos center on goofy comedy that pokes fun at Latin cultural stereotypes (Miss Latina), bad boyfriend and girlfriend behavior (When Your Boyfriend Cheats on You), and horror (The Walking Dead: No Man's Land). Pons' channel also has some prank (Dare or Dare) comedy.

Is it any good?

Teens who like snarky humor and relationship drama will likely love this YouTuber's comedy style. Lele Pons uses quite a bit of sexual innuendo, bad choices-turned-funny, and barely-there fashion to create a mix of sex, drama, and comedy that acts like an easy button in grabbing viewers' attention quickly and without much thought. But there's no real depth to the humor or to Pons' personality on this YouTube channel. Pons doesn't have the same you-know-me-like-a-friend appeal that some other YouTubers possess. Pons is Venezuelan-Italian (raised in Miami). Her skits about Latin culture and Latina women often rely on stereotyping.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about what kind of pranks, stunts, and goofy behavior can be laughed at on YouTube -- but not emulated in real life. How do you define a prank that's gone too far? What pranks are funny and harmless? 

  • Talk about Lele Pons' video sponsorships and product placements. Is it easy to figure out what's advertising and what's not?

  • Talk with your teen about stereotypes. Do you think Pons' depictions of other women, cheating boyfriends, and high school teachers and students are stereotypical? Why or why not? 

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