Racist Band Thinks Racist Song Somehow Not Racist

Racist Band Thinks Racist Song Somehow Not RacistPictured: Lead singer Joe Anselm's dawning realization that the internet is about to land on him.

We don't advise listening to this song, because, aside from being putrid on a musical level, it's also unquestionably racist. Packed with basic stereotypes exoticizing and fetishizing Asian people, the song and its accompanying video are completely indefensible; if it wasn't already reaching a viral tipping point, we wouldn't bother posting it.

But worth reading: the group's defense of the song as written on their YouTube page. Imagine the level of cognitive dissonance required to think that trafficking in racist stereotypes is okay, because you know racism is a thing that exists. To wit:

This song is us, Day Above Ground, making fun of ourselves (and many, many other guys) obsession with the always lovely, Asian Woman. It pushes this concept to an absurd level, but at the same time is endearing & submissive.. WE ARE NOT RACIST, HAHA! I mean, look at our band, it's multicultural!! The guy in the bow-tie, our cutie bass player, was born in Indonesia, and he steals the show!! Please don't take this tongue-in-cheek tribute to some of the most gorgeous women on the planet too seriously!! You'll ruin the fun of it all!! Thanks for watching, sincerely!! 

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