Are you ready to watch the most racist video you’ll see today? Day Above Ground got a lot of people talking this week for their Asian Girlz music video. Unfortunately, no one is talking about how good the song is.
Instead, people are saying things like this is “the most racist song I’ve ever heard.”
The Inquisitr doesn’t know what racist music you’ve heard in your life but we’re guessing that this song probably ranks in the top five of just about anyone’s “most racist songs” ever list.
Here are some of the culturally insensitive lyrics from Asian Girlz.
- Love your sticky rice.
- Korean barbecue / Bitch I love you
- I love your creamy yellow thighs / Ooh you’re slanted eyes
- It’s the Year of the Dragon / Ninja pussy I’m stabbin’
- Your momma’s so pretty / Best nails in the city
- New Year’s in February (February?) / That’s fine with me (I guess) /Yeah, shark soup (What? Fuck it, we’ll eat it) / Oh, tradition, tradition, tradition, yeah yeah
The Asian Girlz song also includes this great, semi-rapey, lyric: And you age so well / I can barely tell / 17 or 23? / Baby doesn’t matter to me
The song ends with the band listing a bunch of Asian stereotypes: “Don’t forget Chinatown / Get down / Happy endings all over / Bruce Lee / Toyota / Spicy tuny / Sashimi / Tasty Garden / Fried Lice / Sailor Moon / Wonton soup / Spring roll / Tibet.”
Yes, those are actually the lyrics.
The music video features a miniature version of the band trapped in a bird cage as one of their Asian Girlz, played by Levy Tran, takes off her clothes and dances around her apartment.
After the video was criticized for being racist, Levy Tran released a statement apologizing for setting Asian women back another 50 years.
Tran said: “I sincerely apologize to all who feels that I set Asian women back 50 yrs. I know I lost respect from a lot of ppl. It wasn’t my intention.”
Here’s the Asian Girlz video.
The band also released a statement saying that they did not mean to offend anyone with their song.
The band writes: “We appreciate all the criticism and support. Our song “Asian Girlz” was not written with any malicious, hateful, or hurtful intent. We know it is racy and does push the boundaries further than other songs out there. Understand that we do not promote or support racism or violence. We love everyone no matter what race, religion, or sexual orientation.”