So we haven’t had a Worst Ever article in a little while… but this video gives us an unfortunate reason to resurrect it. I get it, this band (Day Above Ground) has “yellow fever” and they want to poke fun at it. I dunno if there truly is a right way to do that but this wasn’t really it. Its just kind of… ridiculous.
What do you think? Utterly dumb or just all good, light-hearted fun? The band claims they meant no offense, but that doesn’t mean none will be taken? The gratuitous use of Asian stereotypes in particular gets a bit tiring.
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!
So what are your thoughts? Let’s talk about it.
Credits to Dumbfoundead for the find.
[Update] Some Reactions to the Video [/Update]
racist artists need better art direction :/—
PARKER (@dumbfoundead) July 31, 2013
My thoughts on the song "Asian Girls" It's just a bunch of white dudes who don't have views looking for attention. Ignore this one.—
David So (@davidsocomedy) July 31, 2013
Imagine if that video was about Black girls. Y'all would be throwing fits. But it's ok cuz us Asians are passive? Fuck that.—
Paul Kim (@PaulKimMusic) July 31, 2013
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—
Levy Tran (@MissLevy) July 31, 2013