Offensive "Asian Girlz" Video Sparks Talk of Protest

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Wed, Jul 31, 2013 at 8:01 AM

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It's a music video so bad that you'd only be human if your initial gut reaction to the opening scenes is that it's comedy.

It's not. The crap-tastic, Sugar Ray–esque L.A. band really performs a song, "Asian Girlz," with the following lyrics: Korean barbecue / Bitch I love you / I love your creamy yellow thighs / Ooh your slanted eyes.

Those are just the lyrics we can publish before the next page, before we warn you of explicit, offensive and NSFW material:

The video has already elicited strong reactions from many Asian-Americans. One Facebook poster reacting to model Levy Tran's participation in the video suggested a protest outside the band's Aug. 10 show at the House of Blues in West Hollywood.

Tran's page was bombed with negative feedback suggesting she's an Asian-American Uncle Tom and has "lost all fucking respect."

Blogger and cultural critic Angry Asian Man published the lyrics this week and said:

This racist, yellow-fever bullshit is an actual song, and it is possibly the worst song I've ever heard. If you can somehow get past the first minute of this shit, I commend you.

He's right. And if this is a publicity stunt, the Hollywood Freeway to stardom is littered with the carcasses of similar "talents."

The act says it reposted the video Monday, apparently after the last posting saw a barrage of critical comments. Its site says the video premiered Saturday.

The band says on YouTube that the new posting has ...

... a new description as a response to all the comments we received on this video. We appreciate all the criticism and support. Our song "Asian Girlz" was not written with any malicious, hateful or hurtful intent.

Guess they don't get that I love your sticky rice / Butt fucking all night ... It's the Year of the Dragon / Ninja pussy I'm stabbin' is just as offensive as ethnic food, cultural and sex similes would be to other minorities.

And despite shouts to Koreatown, Chinatown and even specific restaurants, we don't think the song will be taken as a marketing godsend.

We still think it's some kind of a joke. A very sick and tasteless joke.

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