I don't want to spoil any of the fun for you all, so let's just have the video speak for itself:
If you haven't seen it already, prepare yourself for what may be the most obnoxious music video ever made. The Los Angeles-based alt bro rock band Day Above Ground found themselves at the epicenter of internet s**tstorm this week for their new music video "Asian Girlz," a not-so-subtle musical tribute to Asian women which has been almost unanimously denounced as racist and offensive. Click through to see it for yourself.
Note: this video contains partial nudity and explicit lyrics that may not be suitable for minors.
Clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch came under fire yesterday after a screenshot showing "N*er Brown Pants" for sale on a supposed A&F outlet website made the rounds of the web.
Although the company has certainly caused its share of controversy in the past, counterfeiters appear to be at fault for this latest incident. The website featuring the racist slur was a phony, reportedly registered to a Hong Kong email address.
"We do not condone racist language. This is a counterfeit website and we have initiated legal proceedings to shut it down," an Abercrombie spokesperson told TMZ.
The fake site, abercrombie-and-fitchoutlet.com, now appears to be offline.
Gawker notes that the counterfeiters' use of the n-word was likely due to shoddy Chinese-to-English translation software, which has been slipping the slur onto product labels since at least 2007.
Some Dumb Erratum of the Day: In the rush to come up with pun headlines to describe the phenom that is Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin, unfortunately it was probably just a matter of time before someone slipped up and said something racist.
But many likely never thought it would be ESPN.