2. And they just released a music video for their song “Asian Girlz.”
5. So, despite their emphatic “WE ARE NOT RACIST, HAHA!” the racism kicks in literally 3 seconds into the video, when they use this font:
And it is accompanied by the Oriental Riff, made iconic in American culture by the song “Kung-Fu Fighting.”
6. The premise of the video: An all-male American band is inside a cage, watching an Asian woman strip outside of it.
7. At the 4 minute mark, the lyrics literally just devolve into a list of stereotypes.
10. “We do not promote or support racism…” Really?
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