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Day Above Ground’s ‘Asian Girlz’ Needs No Commentary

May I present to you the most WTF music video ever made for the month of July. Day Above Ground’s “Asian Girlz.” Girlz with a “z” because “s” isn’t gangsta enough. Imagine if 311 and Nickelback had sex. This band would be its gay love child.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Y0zlkB-s_Vk

In the first three seconds, you come to the realization that this may be tongue-in-cheek. But then after a full 30 seconds pass, you realize that the lyrics are so asinine that it may have crossed the line from tongue-in-cheek to borderline offensive. With lines like, “I love your sticky rice, buttfucking all night” and “It’s the Year of the Dragon, ninja pussy I’m stabbin’,” it’s hard to argue otherwise. I mean, sick rhymes, bro. Said no one ever.

It seemed Day Above Ground’s thought process was, “Let’s think of words that are related to Asian culture and put them all in one line. High five!”

Levy Tran, who stars in this video, already issued a semi-apology for setting Asians AND women AND Asian women back 50 years.

Day Above Ground also issued a semi-apology/explanation. What’s the over/under on whether they use a variation of, “We can’t be racist against Asians. One of our best friends is Asian.”

This song is us, Day Above Ground, making fun of ourselves (and many, many other guys) obsession with the always lovely, Asian Woman. It pushes this concept to an absurd level, but at the same time is endearing & submissive.. WE ARE NOT RACIST, HAHA! I mean, look at our band, it’s multicultural!! The guy in the bow-tie, our cutie bass player, was born in Indonesia, and he steals the show!! Please don’t take this tongue-in-cheek tribute to some of the most gorgeous women on the planet too seriously!! You’ll ruin the fun of it all!! Thanks for watching, sincerely!!

Oh, yep, there it is. Anyway, there’s going to be arguments over whether or not this was racist (racial?), but one thing is certain, this is awful.

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Jason B
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I love a race-based joke as much as the next guy but this shit just ain’t funny. The music, joke or not, is fuckin’ horrible and it’s just trying way too hard. Fuck these dorks.

Bonju Patten
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Their music overall is great. Maybe not this song but if you don’t like it – don’t listen. That is so American. :)

Chudster
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Chudster

It’s also American to call out BS when you see it. And this song is total BS.

Bonju Patten
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correctamundo you are! And you are entitled to your own opinion.

Jason B
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I can’t attest to their “overall” music, just this one, seeing as how I’ve never even heard of them. For me, it was shit. How can I know how terrible it is unless I press play to listen? But yeah, proud to be an American. ;) I ain’t mad at ‘cha for diggin’ this.

walter
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walter

Same old double standard. If an Asian group did this, it would be seen as perfect satire.
Ease up a bit. It is soft porn, and in poor taste,but racist…?

Angela
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Angela

I’m Korean-American female. I thought the video was great!

Jane
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Jane

Would you like a cookie?

Dirk
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Dirk

you’re an embarassment too! That’s great!

Nate
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Nate

Forget this whole forced & manufactured controversy slant* this song is apparently at the center of … the song is pretty shitty. Poorly written, with hooks that a 9yr old could write, that one same chord over and over and over and over and over and over, and lyrics that I hope are credited to the “Truly Tasteless Joke Book” line of paperbacks, vol. 1-6 (at least), because otherwise this is Exhibit A plagiarism. Anyone in their right mind offended by this is basically looking for anything to desperately be offended by, this week. This is like the special needs… Read more »

Jason B
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Amen…and that’s truly the problem here. The fact that this is called a “song.”

Emeritus Fuzzie
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Emeritus Fuzzie

Anyone who thinks singing or saying ‘slanted eye’ is OK in this day and age needs to have their heads examined. … Seriously.

wizardg
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wizardg

People still don’t understand that we are one race! So talking about something being “race based” is absurd! In fact we are all actually and truthfully blood brothers and sisters. It’s in our DNA! Secondly. Most of us love the diversity of our cultures and nationalities. I love All women, and I do have a special crazy love for Asian women and the exotic Asian people. I am not one to easily mark and misinterpret people as being negative or “racist” or whatever, when they begin to express their thoughts and feelings in some way. We can tell who the… Read more »

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