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Whenever I can give you what you want… I will. And I hear you loud and clear international fans. That’s why the premiere of @latewithlilly will stream live on YouTube EARLIER than it will air on tv. Watch it live with me tomorrow Sept 16 at 10pm est on YouTube.com/LateWithLilly (link in bio!) Use the hashtag #LateWithLilly and let’s blow this thing up! This is bigger than me. This is bigger than you. This one is for the culture!! Tag a friend. Spread the word. LET’S MAKE SOME NOISE 👊🏽👊🏽👊🏽
A girl who started as snapback wearing brown girl on YouTube who did relatable comedy sketches is now a late-night talk show host on NBC. It’s not every day you get to meet a Lilly Singh or rather the Lilly Singh. Having started doing YouTube videos to get herself out of depression, I wonder if Lilly ever thought she would be the first bisexual woman of colour to break the glass ceiling of late-night talk shows. But just like her YouTube journey, her journey to build a new show hasn’t been easy. Her best friend and internet’s favourite motivational Youtuber/tweeter/writer Humble The Poet posted an Instagram post with Lilly revealing just how much hard work and focus Lilly needed to rise up to where she is today. He also shockingly disclosed how other late-night shows have been trying to sabotage Lilly’s new talk show A Little Late With Lilly by telling celebrities that they wouldn’t be invited to their show. Humble also said that when Lilly was trying to make it in the YouTube space the same thing had happened but now it was on a much bigger scale. Humble was open about the sexism and double standards in the industry. With this, Humble with his super honest and sweet post for his best friend urged his followers to watch her late-night talk show saying that the show wasn’t about Lilly but about representation.
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I remember all the bullshit @Lilly went through as she rose in the digital space; there were efforts to sabotage her from other creators, #Hollywood, and people in our own community. She started at the bottom, dealt with everyone's bullshit with a smile, and worked through it. No one could take her work ethic away from her, and everyone that did help her realized very quickly that it never went in vain. Now, Lilly has jumped into a new space: Television, and it feels like déjà-Vous, only on a bigger scale. Other shows are telling celebs that if they do Lilly’s show they won’t be invited to theirs. Network red tape, old school mindsets, and politics suffocate creativity. And THE SEXISM AND DOUBLE STANDARDS ARE VERY REAL. At this scale, the list of bullshit is never-ending, but just like before, she's facing it with her two greatest weapons, her amazing attitude, and her monstrous work ethic. This time, we can play a bigger part in helping to amplify the success of @latewithlilly. This show isn't about Lilly, she could be doing other things that would feed her ambitions much more. Instead, she's put everything on hold to grab a sledgehammer and smash through a few glass ceilings, amplifying the most underrepresented voices. THIS ISN'T ABOUT LILLY. This is about the little kids who look different, think different, love different, believe different and are made to feel more and more isolated and alienated by the media and politicians. Let's do our part by tuning in on @nbc REGULARLY, and watching/sharing all the clips from @youtube. This first episode goes live at 10pm EST at YOUTUBE.com/LATEWITHLILLY Let's prove to the big networks that the space needs more than guys wearing suits telling dad jokes. This is a step in the right direction, and we can all play a part in increasing representation on the biggest platforms. Let's all tune in tonight, and celebrate this historic moment, and then let's keep tuning in, and keep sharing because when minority voices band together, they ain't a minority no more. #BLESS #herstory #alittlelatewithlillysingh
We are shocked to find out that other talk shows would even try and do this. But one thing’s for sure, we’re right behind Lilly whatever she does. The late-night space definitely needs more women and more representation in general. A Little Late With Lilly premiered yesterday with Mindy Kaling as the first guest and was also live-streamed on YouTube. I happened to catch snippets of it on YouTube and it’s EPIC, to say the least!