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Holy Crap That’s Racist: “Asian Girlz”

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The Band Day Above Ground isn’t racist. Look how genuine they are?

I’ll admit it. I’m fairly cynical. Rarely am I shocked by some dumbass comment/action/anything really. But watching the video above caused me to scream out loud “whoa!” I wasn’t prepared for the amount of racist stereotypes that were going to be thrown at my face at once. Watching this video is like a shotgun of ignorance aimed at your face . But don’t worry! It’s not racist!

This is Day Above Ground reposting this video with a new description as a response to all the comments we received on this video. 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. Please respect our decision to delete any violent, insensitive, or hurtful comment and also one that supports racism. We hope that we can continue with our lives with much love and peace.

See! See! It’s not racist. They don’t mean it that way! THEY LOVE EVERYONE.

Excuse me while I start drinking scotch in the middle of the day.

Elon James White

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48 Comments

  1. Minna Hong (asiangrrlMN) July 31, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    I watched about a minute of this and FLAMES ON THE SIDE OF MY FACE. I haven’t gotten that enraged that quickly in some time. Their explanation makes it worse because they’re so fucking clueless as to how offensive they are. I may write a longer piece about this, but only if I don’t have to actually watch the rest of this bilge.

    • Coquinegra July 31, 2013 at 1:44 pm

      We need to go burn this band’s instruments to the ground.
      WOW. I’m pissed enough to cut a MF and I’m not even Asian!!! WHO TOLD THEM THIS WAS OK? And WTF Chinatown? I didn’t make it all the way to the end— that was like racist stereotype OVERLOAD. A slot machine should be giving up the jackpot about now…

    • Elon James White July 31, 2013 at 1:50 pm

      Do it Minna…DO IT…

    • Arrogant Demon July 31, 2013 at 3:00 pm

      Did it go like this

    • Sydney July 31, 2013 at 4:15 pm

      Same Here Jesus Christ! Words were enough for me couldn’t watch all the way through…Fucking Losers bio on website compares themselves to Zeppelin & Doors They need their butts kicked!

  2. David July 31, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    I couldn’t even muster the gumption to click play- I skimmed the lyrics from the link on @angryasianman and nearly threw up, so I figured it was best not to let it through my ears.

  3. Christopher Lewis-Ewell (@RoxDad) July 31, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    This is without doubt, the most confusingly racist video I have watched EVER… but I wonder. Why is the girl featured allowing her image to be associated with this? Some of the band members are obviously of Asian decent, so why would they think it is ok to disrespect their heritage? There can only be one answer to the many crazy questions on this video… They must be gettin’ paid. Which begs the question, Exactly how much money does it take to get someone to disrespect their own culture? Kat Williams uses a story about Roasting Flav-a-flav, and the script being so racist that he was tempted to not do the show… until the money was injected. So, again I ask, how much does it cost for someone’s respect and dignity?

  4. Keith Holt July 31, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    So these idiots think this is some kind of sweet love song. I can’t believe that they loaded it with every stereotype they could fine. The only things I didn’t hear was them talk about her bad driving or doing their math homework. Is there a record label behind this mess?

  5. cpr July 31, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    Is this suppose to be a spoof of something? This cannot be taken seriously. I want to believe that there is no possible they did this song sincerely as an ode to Asian women, but I’ve listened to enough Twib radio to know there are a lot of stupid motherfuckers out talking that trash.

    • Elon James White July 31, 2013 at 2:10 pm

      This would be the weirdest goof I’ve seen in awhile. And the videos “comment” that they left explaining their feeling implies otherwise…

    • Brian J. Parker July 31, 2013 at 5:07 pm

      …but I have to agree. I just can’t process that this could be anything other than satire. Whether it’s good satire is up for debate, but they must be very intentionally trying to include as many racial stereotypes as possible. I’m… I’m not sure I can live in this world otherwise.

  6. Juwan Dickerson July 31, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    This is so obvious and over the top racist that I would like to know what exactly was the point of this. Was it satire, parody, an attempt at using stereotypes as some kind of subversion. I mean no one can be that oblivious and idiotic to put something out there like this just for GP. I mean we live in a reasonable respectable democracy right?

    • Maike August 3, 2013 at 7:37 pm

      Whatever it was supposed to be, it went wrong, on every imaginable level.

  7. Chris D’Amico July 31, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    I just want to know who the genius is that thought the key to Rock Stardom is to cross 2 Live Crew with Dave Matthews.

  8. Arrogant Demon July 31, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    The starting musical into was just the primer to how messed up this is.

    How was this green lit?

    Wasnt there somebody at Standards & Practices that said to the band “naw son”?

    Oh god, no….

    I want those two minutes back I used watching this

  9. Jaycee3 July 31, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    I tapped out @ 1:13…. Not just Racist… but DUMB!!!
    But then again racism IS dumb so….

  10. Arrogant Demon July 31, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    I thought that Fry That Chicken video was messed up, the crown goes to a new candidate

    • Elon James White July 31, 2013 at 3:13 pm

      BUT THEY AREN’T RACIST…

  11. SpartacusLaw July 31, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Damn Elon, this “hiatus” is filled with more ratchet shiggedy than when you are “here!” We may have to ban you from taking breaks sir!

  12. &e-ru July 31, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    From the band’s website:

    Day Above Ground is a on a mission. With a solid foundation based on traditional roots of the past, paired with the relevance of now and a clear vision of the future, this is only the begining [sic] of their already impressive journey. Having just returned from their first official tour beyond the local scene, it’s clear they are up for the next challenge and eager to connect with their fan base on a larger scale.

    “based on traditional roots of the past” == “being horribly insensitive and racist”
    “up for the next challenge” == “ready to field the wrath of rational thinkers everywhere”
    “eager to connect with their fan base on a larger scale” == “go to a Klan rally?”

  13. Steve July 31, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Is that Pee Wee Herman on bass?

  14. M. M. July 31, 2013 at 4:10 pm

    Initial thoughts for the 1:37 I managed to bear:

    “Oh wow, I loooove her tats”

    “yo hold up, did these mofos just REALLY do that weird ‘Asian riff’ sound effect as a serious part of the beat?!”

    “WHY DO THEY LOOK LIKE NICKELBACK THO AND DOES CHAD KROGER KNOW THAT HIS BAND HAS SOME RACIST ASS DOPPELGANGERS!?”

    “these assholes really tainted the art of photo montages with their creepy racist fetish”

    *sigh*

  15. Cyndi July 31, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    No! No! No! Nooooo!
    Damn you Elon and your “hiatus”!
    I read the comments here and on your FB post. I should have known better. But, I listened anyway and now I cannot unhear this.
    There is no good reason for this song. There is no redeeming value, nothing to be learned even if it was “satire.”
    Now I have to go find some other music to listen to while I drink Scotch in the afternoon. Wasn’t there a post about some Rick Ross thing?

  16. R T O July 31, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    I wasn’t going to watch it because I didn’t want to give them hits if it was that bad, but oh my f’ing Christ! I didn’t even make it full minute. Seriously? This has to be intentional trolling. No one can be that fucking clueless.

  17. donnadara July 31, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen or heard anything in media that was so openly and gleefully racist. I can’t even share this on my page. It’s just too much.

  18. CC July 31, 2013 at 6:12 pm

    The only thing I find unbelievable here is that any of you are taking this seriously! I mean, this is obviously a joke. Yes, it’s racist. That’s kind of what makes it funny. Think “The Lonely Island” if they did things in a Maroon 5/Uncle Cracker style. Good god, get a sense of humor already.

    • Elon James White July 31, 2013 at 6:20 pm

      1) A ton of racist stereotypes doesn’t make something funny.
      2) This is a real group. You can go look up the rest of their music. Why would they make one “spoof” song like lonely island yet do nothing else like this AND make an excuse as to why they made this.
      3) THIS IS RIDICULOUSLY FUCKING RACIST.
      4) I’m Hungry.
      5) This is still racist.

  19. Animaine Sparkster July 31, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    I tapped out at 1:09. “oooo your slanty eyes!” I have completely and utterly lost my ability to can.

  20. Rhonda374 August 1, 2013 at 12:18 am

    Why should I care about what some crackers say about an Asian chick. Has any asian at any time defended or stood up for a Black person? NO.

    • Jae-Howlett August 1, 2013 at 1:09 pm

      Uhm….are you aware of Richard Aoki, the Japanese gentleman who was a Black Panther? Bruce Lee also lost credit in his community when he opened up his school to anyone who wanted to learn, and some of his most famous students were Black. Trying to divide people with an inaccurate statement makes you appear to be very uneducated on the subject-why say something like that with no evidence?

      Oh, and the video is disgusting and racist as hell.

    • P-funk August 1, 2013 at 1:54 pm

      Are you being serious now?

    • Elaine August 1, 2013 at 6:06 pm

      Because you’re a woman, Rhonda. Stand up for another sister – does it matter what color? The things this band said degrade women in general. And yes, I have stood up for others, regardless of their color. As an Asian woman who often heard things said about Black people (people assumed it was okay t say to me), I have responded – especially when it was my own people saying it. How embarrassing and wrong, because I know how it feels when it’s the other way. We all have to stand by each other.

    • Jessica August 2, 2013 at 8:24 pm

      Don’t be so ignorant…I’m black and I care.It doesn’t matter if you know of any Asian standing up for blacks…you are still human aren’t you? Therefore you know exactly how it feels to be blatantly stereotyped. Whether you are black or of any other race; every race deserves above equality, love, and respect. You can’t want something that you aren’t willing to give yourself.

    • Lamell Rivers August 2, 2013 at 9:46 pm

      Have you ever heard of Richard Aoki. He was an Asian american responsible for helping to form the black panthers. Not only did he stand up for us bro, he damn sure was heard. Get your facts straight before you go off on a tangent and make us all look stupid.

  21. Cathy Brennan August 1, 2013 at 11:07 am

    Here is a petition asking House of Blues to cancel DAG’s performance of Asian Girlz on August 10. http://tinyurl.com/koumeag

  22. Nakia August 2, 2013 at 10:45 am

    And even if we didn’t have Asian activists working to oppose racism against Black folk, that STILL doesn’t mean we can remain silent in the face of racism. Our fight is only strengthened by opposing racism wherever it appears.

    • thethreeeyedcrow August 3, 2013 at 1:28 pm

      I think the real animus behind the verbal abuse being directed at the band is not “racism”, it’s jealousy. Two generations of feminist ideology has turned the American woman very masculine, to the point where dating one is almost like hanging out with one of the guys. Asian girls, by comparison, come from cultures that have not sought to erase gender roles or expunge femininity from females, and hence they remain far more sexually attractive to men. American women have intentionally purged themselves of feminine allure in the name of political correctness, and so cannot hope to compete with Asian girls in the love/sex/dating market. Ya’ll ladies are jealous, and you’re masking your jealousy with hate at the band.

      • Maike August 4, 2013 at 1:03 pm

        WTF, are you for real?

      • Ian Boudreau August 5, 2013 at 8:44 am

        Have you ever met an Asian woman? Videos on the internet don’t count.

  23. Tom August 2, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    I can’t believe people are so dense that they can’t recognize satire. It’s embarrassing.

  24. Wayne Thomas August 3, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    A minute and 10 seconds is all I need. This is a deplorable song, but some will always enjoy mocking denigrating women and non-white people.

  25. Tower Tran August 4, 2013 at 3:14 am

    If you want to make an uproar people! HURT them where it counts most, their wallets $$$ – boycott their concerts venues, music label, and any/all brands & companies connected to them! Let them know we don’t appreciate this type of humor or narrow minded-ness. Terrible lyrics, painful to listen to, awful songs choice – full of racist comments and insensitive stereo types. DAG’s bands replies in defending the song just makes matters worst!

  26. annie derek November 3, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    Great satire!! You know what is the worst of all this? That the stupid band just deny their intention and get away with this. How did you even make it into being the artist with such horrible taste? Sleep with your producers?

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