Lilly Singh

TV review by
Dana Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Talented, funny character actor sometimes too racy for kids.

Parents say

age 11+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 12+
Based on 4 reviews

A lot or a little?

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

Positive Messages

While she often portrays her mom and dad as crazy strict parents, Lilly Singh also clearly has deep appreciation for her parents. She talks about her friends and her goals. She talks openly about her struggles with depression.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Lilly Singh speaks out against racist comments. She obviously works hard at the scripts and acting in her videos and has perfected many characters in her repertoire.

Violence
Sex

Talks about sex in many videos: "banging," "lightning in your pants," body parts, sexy students in high school, strange teachers as molesters.

Language

Often uses close-to-swearing words (like "f---ing," "motherf----r"). Less often swearing: "damn," "s--t," "hell." 

Consumerism

Talks about earning money if people watch the ads before her videos; sells "merch."

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

A few videos include alcohol. No drug use or mentions observed during this review.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Lilly Singh's YouTube channel is a comedy channel that often features skits in which Singh plays multiple characters. Singh, also known as Superwoman, does a lot of "type" videos, including Types of Teachers at School, Types of Annoying Girls, Types of Commercials. The channel also includes skits about growing up in Canada with parents of Indian descent, collaborations with other YouTube stars and celebrities, and a few videos about serious topics, such as racism and depression. Singh sometimes swears in videos and often references sex or uses sexual language in jokes.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byIluvmovies2000 October 5, 2018

great role model for girls at this age

i think tween girls should start watching her
Parent of a 13 year old Written bycassieparker September 21, 2018

Positive Role Model for Mature Tweens

She is very productive, stays real, and is an activist to get thousands of girls in Africa to go to school. Mentions sex sometimes, but not inappropriately.
Kid, 12 years old August 8, 2018

I love Lilly

Her parents are so funny and her videos are very relatable!!

What's the story?

When you watch LILLY SINGH's videos, you'll see her perform as many different characters. Singh plays her own mom and dad, boys, teachers, other girls, and more. Sometimes many characters in the same video are all Singh. In the video When Someone Insults Your Mother, Singh plays three different characters, all in a showdown over "Yo Mama" jokes. There's some swearing or near-swearing ("effing" and "hell" are favorites), and some videos contain a heavy dose of sexual innuendo or silly comments about raging hormones, genitalia, and "banging."

Is it any good?

Irreverent, creative, and hilarious, Lilly Singh's YouTube channel is sure to get teens laughing. A few of Singh's videos touch on serious topics -- like those about depression and racism -- but most of her skits are just silly fun with the dynamic and talented Singh at the center of attention, no matter what character she's playing. Singh swears (or half-swears) and uses a lot of sexual innuendo and jokes about sex. Some jokes are pretty edgy, which makes this very funny channel only appropriate for older teens -- and definitely not tweens. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how Lilly Singh portrays her mother and her father in videos about her childhood and young adult years living with them. Is she playing into stereotypes about Indian immigrants, telling her life experience as it was, or a bit of both? Can you relate to Singh's experience of differences in expectations, interests, and social norms?

  • In Singh's video Draw My Life, she talks frankly about her battle with depression and how she overcame it. If your teen struggles with depression or knows someone who is, this may be a helpful video to watch together. Why can it be helpful to hear other people's stories? 

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For kids who love YouTube stars

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