Think of the worst Asian-fetish tropes that you can imagine. Got ‘em? Now watch this disgusting “Asian Girlz” video by “Day Above Ground”, a band that claims to sound like Led Zepplin, the Doors, Linkin Park…and Wu Tang Clan. While the song has already generated lots of controvesey, the band defended itself on its YouTube page, writing the following note:
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.
Just because someone didn’t intend to be racist doesn’t erase the impact of their actions. Angry Asian Man managed to listen to the whole song and decipher some of its most awful lyrics, which you can read after the cut.