I’m sure most of our readers are familiar with Day Above Ground’s music video “Asian Girlz” which was released last week to be immediately called out for its racism/sexism. There’s been plenty written about those topics already so I won’t go into it (you can read Angry Asian Man’s take here) and the band members have elected to take down the video after allegedly receiving threats and being misunderstood because, really, they meant this as a humorous, pro-Asian female celebration and they can’t be racist ‘cause there’s an Indonesian dude in the band. Whatever…
But what’s also problematic about the song is how much it gets wrong. If you’re going to spout a song full of stereotypes at least get the facts right. So check out the following lyrics from the song and why they make no sense at all:
“Butt fucking all night”
Clearly these guys have limited to no experience with anal sex because engaging in anal sex with someone for the duration of a whole night is not something I would recommend. Your butt is a temple, show it the proper respect.
“It’s the Year of the Dragon”
No, it’s 2013–the year of the snake, bitches!
“Ninja pussy I’m stabbin’”
I get they’re trying to be metaphorical and shit with this line, but what does it even mean? If the pussy is the ninja shouldn’t it be stabbin’ you?
“Now lay your hair by the toilet…put your head on my shoulder”
Working under the assumption that the hair in question is attached to the head in question, how the fuck is she supposed to both put her head on the toilet and on your shoulder at the same time?
“Pushing your daddy’s Mercedes”
You really don’t know Asian women at all if you think they’re going to be pushing anything, least of all a car. If anyone’s going to be pushing that Mercedes (i.e. when it runs out of gas), it’ll be the dudes in this band when they’re working in an auto shop after their dreams of being rock stars blow up in their faces like Chinese firecrackers (there’s a metaphor they’re sure to get).
“New Year’s in February”
Actually, many traditional Asian countries—Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Sri Lanka, for example—celebrate the New Year in April. And if by February, they’re referring to Lunar New Year, it often falls in January as it did recently in 2012, 2009 and 2006.
“Yeah, shark soup”
It’s shark fin soup, bitches! What kind of barbarians do you think we are to eat the whole fucking shark?
“I can barely tell—17 or 23?”
Nice, these guys are pedophiles too. ‘Cause Asian women definitely dig that.