#NoMames: An Actual Rock Band Recorded a Racist “Asian Girlz” Song

WTF. #NoMames, Day Above Ground. Just watch. If you can.

Now, let’s talk backlash. First of all, the band defended the reaction to the song and the video with this:

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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.

The the Asian Girl who was in the video had to tweet. Twice.

 

For a second we thought this was a bad “Flight of the Conchords” song, but in fact, it wasn’t. It is very well one of the most racists songs we have ever heard. One post said it best:

We don’t advise listening to this song, because, aside from being putrid on a musical level, it’s also unquestionably racist. Packed with basic stereotypes exoticizing and fetishizing Asian people, the song and its accompanying video are completely indefensible; if it wasn’t already reaching a viral tipping point, we wouldn’t bother posting it.

But worth reading: the group’s defense of the song as written on their YouTube page. Imagine the level of cognitive dissonance required to think that trafficking in racist stereotypes is okay, because you know racism is a thing that exists.

And seriously? NO ONE told the band that this was a bad idea? NO ONE?

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