The year was 2016, and with bated breath, I was texting my friend that Lilly Singh was about to perform at the fanfest. I lost all cool and even cried a little as to how proud this woman made me feel. She used to be everything I could relate to, and there on, she just grew.
I do not relate to any of her rants of events in life in today’s day and time, but I will forever have endless support for my ‘brown’ sister from another mister. I have been watching content created by Lilly Singh since she used to sit in one corner of her room, with her bed panel showing, and she would speak to the screen. That 10-15 minute video was everything, and I keep going back to these videos time and again. But here is the thing. She is no longer an ‘influencer’, she is a real-time late-night talk show host.
Lilly Singh: Who Is She?
For people who came across Lilly Singh quite recently, let me give an actual introduction about the woman and not just a Wikipedia story. Lilly Singh is a Canadian YouTuber who spoke her heart when things got a little messy. Born to Indian parents Malwinder Kaur and Sukhwinder Singh, Lilly represents Canada and India in the same light, and there is no shade.
Lilly Singh would rant about a lot of things. She would prepare skits, including her parents into her videos and create a fictional parents set. They are very true to her actual parents- Paramjeet and Manjeet. There is nothing more amazing than watching Lilly create the hand sign for her YouTube pseudonym “IISuperwomanII”. Since October 2010-September 2019, she has come a long way. She has introduced us to the amazement called Lolly and Scarbro the dawg, Humble, and her actual parents. They are adorable! She is a creator, an influencer, and an entertainer. She came out as bisexual, and there is nothing but adoration for this woman who spoke her truth to her viewers. The only problem I am facing is with her show- A Little Late With Lilly Singh.
The Only Problem With the Show
The thought behind the show is fantastic. We do need a woman in her power suit. Bonus is her colour, strutting down the late-night show podium in her power suit and speaking her mind. I think that her content was more free and accessible when she was creating her YouTube content.
Don’t get me wrong. I understand that so much goes into making a show than what my little brain can fathom. It’s just that I believe that we have come across the content which everyone has spoken about numerous times. That’s my only issue with the show, and maybe someone could give her her gorgeous ensembles, which she used to wear throughout her vlogs back.
My Opinion About Lilly Singh
I am not saying that I hate her power suit because hate is not the word that Lilly Singh promotes. I, too, would refrain, but Lilly seems a little distant to me in her fancy clothing. It is personal. I love how goofy and adorable she is in her vlogs. Then all of a sudden, I see her in a mature ensemble. My brain gets a little confused as if she has grown up a little too suddenly. I demand that she walks out in her tracks and girl love merch because I am not ready to grow up with her. If she behaves like a grown-up adult, I act like one too. I am not prepared for that. #LatewithLilly is everything I want to become when I grow up. I am 27 (insert-awkward-smile), but it’s too soon for my immature brain to deal with how far she has come.
The show #LatewithLilly will take time to evolve into something that Lilly has envisioned. It will take a lot for the newer audience to pick up from all the shows people are accustomed to. The thing is that Lilly’s performance comes from the heart, a brain that’s juggling multiple tasks and wants to be a little immature but must also break barriers. She is indeed a woman of colour. I still don’t find any reason why everyone is mentioning this repeatedly, all across the sites. It is because she is fabulous, and it does not matter who is on the seat- a woman of colour, a woman in general, or a man. She is jumping headfirst into a male-dominated late-night show culture, so she needs to strengthen her footing and head in the game.
The Recent Episode of Lilly
The recent Lily Singh episode that has been aired so far wasn’t exactly flawless. But, that is alright because that is who she is. She is imperfect, and that makes her very endearing. Her monologues were aimed at the niche millennial mind-space, and that is alright. Here is to hoping that the show will evolve into a fantastic piece of work. It is inspiring and makes us all proud, just as much as we are of Lilly herself. I won’t be raving about the show. However, I will not judge it either based on the first few episodes. She has time, will overcome the hurdles and will make this show into something interesting.
So, here’s to hoping for the best and how can we forget: “One Love. Superwoman. And it’s a wrap. Zooooop!”