Day Above Ground's "Asian Girlz": Most Racist Music Video Ever?

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There are things out there in bad taste. My parents' dog is named after a member of the band KISS. While that sucks, there are, most certainly, even worse things. Things that prove that if there is a higher power, then it most certainly just hates us.

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Yesterday, a new music video started to get a lot of attention on the 'net. It is for a song called "Asian Girlz." Yes, "Girlz." Yes, with a Z. And the song is from a band called Day Above Ground, whose name makes me think of gray-skinned mutants living below Earth's surface, lusting for human women. What they actually are isn't too far from that, really.

"Girlz." "Girlz." Read it again -- "Girlz."

If you haven't yet seen this deranged pile of feces for yourself you are in luck, because I'm about to sum it up for you in the order that it came to me. Watch for yourself and follow along:

The first line of music in the song is the stereotypical "Oriental" riff also found in the song "Turning Japanese" by the Vapors. Fine in a certain context, maybe. But Day Above Ground manages to overstep that boundary pretty quick, bashing you over the head immediately with ham-fisted, overt racism.

Thirty-four seconds into this video and my mind is racing with confusion, like I've just ingested some sort of over-the-counter fake weed you buy at a headshop. This is the music-video equivalent to smoking saliva and having your brain shit its own pants. The lead singer looks like Kato Kaelin, superstar Cinemax porno actor and No. 1 hottie of the O.J. Simpson trial. The rest of the band looks like they were all the singer of the band Crazy Town at some point, and are only there because someone else in the band still had an 8-ball left. And then there's some guy with a bow tie, which you know they just said, "HEY WOULDN'T IT BE FUNNY IF MARC LOOKED LIKE A LITTLE NEWSPAPER BOY?"

I haven't even tackled the video's premise yet. Some typical "hot" girl has a bunch of goober dipshits shrunk down in a canary cage in her room, which is adorned with paper lanterns and tiny stuffed animals. She goes and takes a bath and the dudes all disrobe to their neutral-toned boxer-briefs and dive in. And then one of them swims into her vagina. Throughout all of this, the tiny men say offensive and stereotypical things about Asian women. They end the video by listing off Asian foods.

Although odd, this shrinking concept reminds me of something. It's something I've been wanting to reference for years. It is a website I stumbled across called Giantess Miss Liz, a site where a fake-breasted woman pretends to be a giant, using action figures and miniature men (warning, very NSFW). So apparently having sex with a gargantuan has finally hit the mainstream.


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Whit Movesian
Whit Movesian

I totally agree with you. I'm very anti racist, but I love racist jokes when they aren't mean spirited. With gas prices, wars, and people trying to teach kids the earth is flat and that evolution and global warming are fake science, don't we have more important things to focus on? Racism has always been there, and always will be. I have racist friends. Point being: you can't control what other people think, only what YOU think.

Michael Mahler
Michael Mahler

Stupid song and bad video. I think it was intentional for attention.. aka no publicity is bad. Correction.... Not working.

Victoria Lopez
Victoria Lopez

Eew. Eew to all of this. Including the comments. They're not even singing in tune....it's like a bunch of party bros from the late 90s realized that they were turning 40 and this was their last desperate grab onto their youth. So gross.

askurtz
askurtz

I agree with everything in this article. The only thing more dumb than this stupid fucking song is the people who wrote it and the douche bags who sing it. Gross. This band should be removed from the planet.

Todd Markarian
Todd Markarian

It's like the crack smoking , prostitute banging politician not striving to loosen laws on victimless crimes but indulge in their vices because it suits their needs. The land we live in doesnt need that type of hypocritical thought.

Todd Markarian
Todd Markarian

If it were insignificant we wouldn't be commenting. I'm just tired of the dogooders that want to tell everybody how life is and how it should be lived , meanwhile they are doing the same shit behind closed doors they tell you is wrong. I'm sick of people like that. It's daily.... People need to stop worrying about what's best for everyone else and worry about themselves. I just thought it was funny how a fan of racist comedy and programming had the never to say racism isn't okay. Baffling.

Michael Tucker
Michael Tucker

Jesus Todd. Angry much? About insignificant shit?

Jason Merkel
Jason Merkel

Shit I'm glad i watched that dumb ass video just for the woman.

Todd Markarian
Todd Markarian

(That was another jab, by the way, I think I may be a lil over your head)

Todd Markarian
Todd Markarian

Ill read one if MENSA rejects me in November. Don't be salty because you got exposed as a self-serving hypocrite and its painfully obvious, you got dumped on. There is NOTHING you can say to not look like a shit stain on this one... You lost... Maybe next time, Prometheus.

David Moore
David Moore

I'm tired of reading about this dumb video, isn't there a real news story that rft can report on?

Stephen Rutherford
Stephen Rutherford

The "Oriental riff" mentioned in the first line is Chinese and not Japanese which is why the song "I'm Turning Japanese" is so embarrassing. Never play it to a Japanese person unless you want to look like a schmuck.

Chris Mather
Chris Mather

I'll go burn a book when you go read one.

Jesda Ulati
Jesda Ulati

Yes, it's a crappy song, but have a sense of humor.

jealousblues1
jealousblues1 topcommenter

"we" get offended too easily.


yeah, its stupid but that HAS to be the point right?
This is a gimmick parody band or something, right?

Todd Markarian
Todd Markarian

Family guy, always sunny, holy shit must I go on? Self serving fucks want to tell you what's right for you all the time.... Go burn a book, you fucking pussy.

arude138
arude138

There is no way you can convince me that this isn't tongue in cheek.

Brandy Sunshine Whittington
Brandy Sunshine Whittington

FFS that was terrible. And I'm not even talking about the racist lyrics, just the TERRIBLE f'n music.

Todd Markarian
Todd Markarian

My point exactly, fuck you, you self-righteous do-Gooder.... You fucked up...... Lets see..... Your "likes" include American dad, arrested development, and TOSH .0 .... One of the most racist shows and opinions cloaked in comedy on tv. Your point is moot, buzz off , whitey. Don't come talking to me about "ohhh racism is never okay" when u "like" some shit that uses racism in its art or comedy as this video does the exact same. I hit a walk off homerun on ur candy ass... boom! Peace

Todd Markarian
Todd Markarian

Why should she apologize? Because she's smokin hot and shot a sexy video for some clowns singin a stupid song? F that.... This country is on some bullshit. Bunch of pussies that wanna tell everyone else what's ok..... As long as it doesn't cramp their style. What a joke.

Allen Ward
Allen Ward

Am I the only one who see's that this "song" having a somewhat decent quality music video is what's the real problem here?

Greg Whitsell
Greg Whitsell

Love it. They made a PC hipster writer's head asplode!

Rip DiGiorno
Rip DiGiorno

Crazy Town is this band's favorite band.

kipfista
kipfista

This song & video is pretty much tame compared to many Hip Hop and rap songs.  Where was your outrage then?

Chris Baum
Chris Baum

It's not terribly funny, but they're obviously trying to be the 'Sugar Ray' version of Steel Panther. On another note, Steel Panther is hilarious.

rebelmusic
rebelmusic

If you guys can't see clearly that this is satire then you probably shouldn't be writing columns. It's not terribly funny, but they're obviously trying to be the 'Sugar Ray' version of Steel Panther.

On another note, Steel Panther is hilarious.

Todd Markarian
Todd Markarian

Song sucks, so does the review... The half naked bangin Asian chick in the video, however is hotter than shit. Play the video and turn down the sound.... Ignore the shitty parts and enjoy the smokin hit tarted Asian broad.

Marcus Eder
Marcus Eder

the more you talk about it, the more free promotion it gets...frat boys win again.

Itswhatevs
Itswhatevs

I so bought this song on ITunes!!  It is hilarious and fun!

jsug
jsug

Is this song objectifying to women?  Yes.  But, it is far far far from the most racist song ever.  Before you jump to conclusions and brand them with that title, why don't you do some research first?  Let me point you in the right direction....Let's start with rap group from south central LA..called Menace Clan and their song, "Kill Whitey," which talks about shooting white babies and beating down white boys.  Secondly, look up the NeoNazi Skin Head group, called "No Remorse"  and listen to the song titled, "Hate Your Face,"  that drops the N-bomb...every..other..word.  Also, the well-known Country artist, "David Allen Coe," who has been writing racially driven songs for years.  Last, but not least...how can I forget Korea's very own PSY..(Gangnam Style guy), who wrote and posted a song on YouTube called, "Dear America," that talks about killing American Soldiers. And this is only a few i'm sure that there are hundreds if not thousands more out there. How about you do a write-up about their music as well?   Do your homework, before you get to overzealous and jump on the "Let's all crucify Day Above Ground bandwagon.

Kevin Schroeder
Kevin Schroeder

No doubt. I think they are kidding. This is too funny to be a real attempt at music.

Amy Mattox
Amy Mattox

I don't find it too terrible. When you take in account some of the strange and kinky things you see in Japanese Anime this is pretty mild actually LOL

Chris DiMercurio
Chris DiMercurio

Hate to be devils advocate here... But that's freaking hilarious. Grow a sense of humor

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