You might have seen the latest music video titled “Asian Girlz” by an amateur band that no one has ever really heard about named Day Above Ground. It’s getting quite some attention due to the fact that it features Levy Tran, an Asian female model that most people worldwide have grown to love and respect, up until now. In fact, it’s become so upsetting that the model’s Facebook page was either taken down or deactivated after hundreds of comments were left.
We received numerous emails from people sharing this upsetting and disturbing video with us,Â so the Jackfroot staff had to take a moment to chime in and put our two cents on this topic. After watching the entire video, we were shocked and appalled by several things. This video probably leaves our ancestors’ ancestors with a bitter disgusted taste in our mouths. One of the first things about this song was the stereotypical lyrics. Some of the lines from the song include:Â “I love your creamy yellow thighs, yourslanted eyes,Â Korean barbecue, best nails in the city and green tea boba.” These are probably some of the worst lyrics we have ever heard in a song. It has created a major uproar and has left many in the Asian community speechless and in disbelief.
The next disappointment that came to mind was the fact that this band even had the tendency to make a song about Asians in this manner. What was going on in their thought process? Did they purposely intend to make fun of the Asian culture and background in exchange for publicity and Â exposure? Whatever it was, they should be ashamed of themselves and there should be no excuse for this kind of act.
Lastly, the biggest upset of all was the feature of Levy Tran in the shocking music video. From San Jose, CA, Levy has made quite a name for herself in the past few years as a model and has even been featured on the cover of Bizarre Magazine. She has grown quite a big following and fan base who have shown her a lot of love and respect, so it leaves us confused and questioning why she would even participate in such a production. It couldn’t have been for the fame nor the money. Perhaps someone close to her persuaded and convinced Levy into this act. Many would say that Levy has a kind heart and charming personality.
This tragic incident has definitely disappointed her fan base and possibly lost some of her credibility, but we do believe that people make mistakes in life. The only thing we can do is hope and pray Levy turns things around and is able to get through this. David So, a comedian from Southern California that we all love, has expressed his feelings on the subject in the video below. Remember, Jackfroot is here to help work towards ending racism in this world, but music and bands like this take us a step back. Feel free to express your thoughts on this topic below.