A viral TikTok urges women not to give creepy men the time of day with a clever spin on a popular children’s song.
The video, uploaded by TikToker @foster_mom, shows two young girls clapping their hands as they sing an updated version of “If You’re Happy and You Know It.” The girls have replaced the classic refrain—“if you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands”—with a new set of lyrics that everybody should heed:
“Don’t be polite to men that creep you out / Don’t be polite to men that creep you out / Don’t be polite to them, it’s not your job to comfort men / Don’t be polite to men that creep you out.”
@foster_mom first uploaded the “Don’t Be Polite to Men That Creep You Out” video on Nov. 7; the original post has since earned nearly 4.5 million views. She re-uploaded it on Dec. 31 as part of a best of 2020 roundup. Clearly, it still has viral juice, as the new upload has earned more than 1.1 million views in just five days.
“Don’t Be Polite to Men That Creep You Out” has since migrated to other social media platforms. The popular @SheRatesDogs Twitter account shared the video yesterday with the caption, “I love this parenting and now I’m crying.”
It also proved a much-needed antidote to some recent, less savory parenting stories floating around the internet.
“This was exactly the kind of parenting I needed to see after reading about the baked beans dad,” @TessaLane10_14 tweeted.
Here’s hoping 2021 brings more “Don’t Be Polite to Men That Creep You Out” energy and far less Bean Dad energy.
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