Asian Girlz: “That moment when hipster racism stops even trying to be ironic and is just like yep, racism.”

Racialiscious reports that people are, reasonablely, pissed off about this song.

 

The band responded with this quote,

We appreciate all the criticism and support. Our song “Asian Girlz” was not written with any malicious, hateful, or hurtful intent. We know it is racy and does push the boundaries further than other songs out there. Understand that we do not promote or support racism or violence.”

 

But if you’ve read my last two posts, you know the following two things:

–You not being malicious does not mean you deserve a cookie.  And you not being maliscious does not preclude you from promoting racism or violence.   (“Not racist. But #1 among racists!”)

–If you want to be edgy and push buttons, maybe you can try not sh***ing on a group of people who are already getting sh** on disproportionately.  Understand that you saying something that you’ve always kind of felt but that people seem think isn’t socially acceptable to say out loud doesn’t mean that your feelings are wrong.  But it does mean that maybe you shouldn’t express those feelings…like a jackass.

2 thoughts on “Asian Girlz: “That moment when hipster racism stops even trying to be ironic and is just like yep, racism.”

  1. Did you guys see this other “I Love Asian Girls” video which is actually funny and is unoffensive to asian women? 10 % of the proceeds of the song go to the Japanese earthquake relief effort. Make sure you watch the whole thing for the twist ending! http://www.youtube.com/loveasiangirlz

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