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Day Above Ground’s “Asian Girlz”: The Most Racist Music Video Ever?

A newly-released music video by a little-known band could be the most racist song in quite some time, maybe ever.

Ever heard of Day Above Ground? Neither have we, but then again more time is spent around here scouring news sites than watching music videos, which are harder to find on TV these days than tits on a turtle anyway.

Anyway, this LA band must have known that their latest release, “Asian Girlz,” would raise eyebrows and ire, for just before they premiered the video at the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood they put out this statement about the song:

“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.”

Day Above Ground says “Asian Girlz” is an “homage” to, well, Asian girls. But with lyrics like these, one has to wonder:

Love your sticky rice
Butt fucking all night
Korean barbecue
Bitch I love you
I love your creamy yellow thighs
Ooh your slanted eyes
It’s the year of the dragon
Ninja pussy I’m stabbin’

Pretty much every verse of the song contains racist stereotypes about Asians, from “best nails in the city” to “sit on my lap or we’ll send you back” to the oh-so-imaginative “flied lice.” Animal welfare advocates will no doubt love the bit about eating shark fin soup because it’s “tradition.” There’s even a reference to statutory rape– “17 or 23, it doesn’t matter to me”– and “happy endings.”

A truly happy ending to this story would be that we never hear from Day Above Ground again.

UPDATE: The model in the video, San Jose’s own Levy Tran, has tweeted her apology for participating in the horrific project:

Levy Tran Asian Girlz


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