The band Day Above Ground has released a new music video called “Asian Girlz,” and it has thousands furious over its over-the-top racism.
The video features the band trapped in a bird cage while an Asian model strips down to lingerie and tattoos while the band simply rattles off a list of Asian stereotypes.
Singing about “slantly eyes,” “yellow thighs,” and nearly every stereotype out there, the band has erupted social media users with tweets like, ““To Day Above Ground, your song "Asian Girlz" song is based on stereotyping Asian females. Racist or not it's terrible #songsucksregardless.”
The Asian woman featured in the video, Levy Tran, has since apologized for her role in the song.
She tweeted Wednesday, “I sincerely apologize to all who feels that I set Asian women back 50 yrs. I know I lost respect from a lot of ppl. It wasn't my intention.”
As for the band, they claim that the song is satire and not at all racist. The band told dlisted.com , “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!!”
Copyright 2013 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Things To Do
INSIDE: View our list of events happening this week around the Valley.
Did You Hear?
Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina is known as a humble man, a capable administrator and -- as expected of a new Pope -- a man of great faith.
A polite young girl in Ohio recently wrote an apology letter to her police department after she accidentally called 911 from a disconnected cellphone.
Officials at a Colorado school are accusing the boy of sexual harassment after he kissed a classmate on the cheek.