Cancel Day Above Ground's Performance on August 10, 2013
  • Petitioned House of Blues, Sunset Strip

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8430 Sunset Blvd West Hollywood, California 90069
House of Blues, Sunset Strip

Cancel Day Above Ground's Performance on August 10, 2013

    1. Cathy Brennan
    2. Petition by

      Cathy Brennan

      Baltimore, MD

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August 2013

Victory

Cathy Brennan: SUCCESS! House of Blues CANCELLED Day Above Ground from appearing onstage to debut "Asian Girlz" on August 10! Thanks to everyone who signed the petition.

Day Above Ground has produced a song - Asian Girlz - that is unquestionably racist and misogynist. Packed with basic stereotypes exoticizing and fetishizing Asian women, the song and its accompanying video are completely indefensible.

House of Blues, Sunset Strip should not give these men any forum to perform this hateful song.

You can view the video for this song at http://nametheproblem.com/2013/07/31/joe-anselm-drew-drumm-steve-reese-mike-tourage-marcello-lalopua/

Here are the lyrics to this song. They are racist and misogynist. It is unbelievable that anyone believes that producing a song like this is appropriate.

Asian girl (She's my Asian girl)

You're my Asian girl (You're my Asian girl)

Asian girl (She's my Asian girl)

You're my Asian girl (You're my Asian girl)

I love your sticky rice (Love it)
Butt fucking all night
Korean barbecue
Bitch I love you
I love your creamy yellow thighs
Ooh you're slanted eyes
It's the Year of the Dragon
Ninja pussy I'm stabbin'

Asian girl (She's my Asian girl)

You're my Asian girl (You're my Asian girl)

Yes my Asian girl (She's my Asian girl)

You're my Asian girl (You're my Asian girl)

Superstitious feng shui shit (what)
Now lay your hair by the toilet
I've got your green tea boba
So put your head on my shoulder (Uh)
Your momma's so pretty
Best nails in the city
Pushing your daddy's Mercedes

Girl, you drive me crazy

Asian girl (She's my Asian girl)

You're my Asian girl (You're my Asian girl)

You're my Asian girl (She's my Asian girl)

You're my Asian girl (You're my Asian girl)

New Year's in February (February?)
That's fine with me (I guess)
Yeah, shark soup (What? Fuck it, we'll eat it)
Oh, tradition, tradition, tradition, yeah yeah
Baby, you're my Asian girl
You're here legally (the best kind)
So baby marry me
Come on sit on my lap (right here baby)
Or we'll send you back
And you age so well
I can barely tell, that
17 or 23?
Baby doesn't matter to me

Asian girl (She's my Asian girl)

You're my Asian girl (You're my Asian girl)

Asian girl (She's my Asian girl)

You're my Asian girl (You're my Asian girl)

(Cheesy Guitar break)

Alright

Arcadia

J-Town
Alhambra
K-Town
Temple City
Don't forget Chinatown
Get down
Happy endings all over
Bruce Lee
Toyota
Spicy tuna Sashimi, yeah
Tasty Garden
Fried Lice
Sailor Moon
Wonton soup
Spring roll

Thai Ice Tea
Tibet Foot rub rub a down down down
Fa ra ra ra ra ra ra ra ra ra ra (hahahahaha whooo)
Tofu
All over you all over me (whooo, yeah, we love you all)

All the Asian girls

Keep smiling

To:
House of Blues, Sunset Strip, 8430 Sunset Blvd West Hollywood, California 90069
Cancel Day Above Ground's Performance on August 10, 2013

Day Above Ground has produced a song - Asian Girlz - that is unquestionably racist and misogynist. Packed with basic stereotypes exoticizing and fetishizing Asian women, the song and its accompanying video are completely indefensible.

House of Blues, Sunset Strip should not give these men any forum to perform this hateful song.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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      Cathy Brennan
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    2. Great News!

      Cathy Brennan
      Petition Organizer

      House of Blues dropped Day Above ground from the August 10th lineup!

    3. Reached 250 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Virginia Blount TAI TAM, HONG KONG
      • 9 months ago

      This band is truly dispicable

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    • Anthony Quiatchon SAN JOSE, CA
      • 9 months ago

      Because all this "lighthearted" stereotyping needs to stop. The more we push these ideas out, the more we subconsciously act on these stereotypes. We need to stop this.

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    • Victoria Brownworth PHILADELPHIA, PA
      • 9 months ago

      This song demeans Asian women. It treats them like objects to be used and abused. It's ugly and racist.

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    • Madelaine Gold PHILA, PA
      • 9 months ago

      I teach college and have many female Asian students. They are smart, creative, funny, talented. Songs like this reduce them to mere objects. They deserve better.

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    • Maisha Perez JERSEY CITY, NJ
      • 9 months ago

      It's demeaning and offensive and shouldn't be tolerated end of story.

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