Band removing 'Asian Girlz' song, video after racist backlash

Published August 02, 2013

| FoxNews.com

The band Day Above Ground is removing their controversial song "Asian Girlz" from the Internet after they say fans misunderstood the seemingly racist song. 

In a message posted on the band's YouTube channel they claimed that the song, which is comprised of Asian stereotypes, was meant to be satire. 

"This video is intended to be a satirical, provocative, absurd, & even silly work of art. The lyrics, story, and visuals are so completely over-the-top and ridiculous that we thought it'd be impossible to miss the point."

But it seems many users didn't see their point. 

The lyrics of the song touch on nearly every Asian stereotype out there. The band croons about nail salons, fried rice, spring rolls and “Tofu all over you.”

And social media quickly erupted with furious listeners reprimanding the band.

“To Day Above Ground, your song "Asian Girlz" song is based on stereotyping Asian females. Racist or not it's terrible #songsucksregardless,” tweeted one.

Another simply stated: ”It hurts how stupid this song is.”

The messages prompted the band to rethink their video, and singer Joe Anslem told FOX411 the song would be removed from YouTube and their website Sunday at midnight. 

The actress who stars in the song’s music video, Levy Tran, also apologized for her role in controversial song.

“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,” Tran wrote on Wednesday.

She later tweeted more about the band. “It was meant to be light hearted and fun. Satirical. They are sweet boys and not at all racist. That is all I will say. I'm sorry once again.”

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