Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Utterly Distasteful Tsunami "Parody"

The tsunami tragedy that has claimed nearly 300,000 lives and has had an especially devastating impact on women is to some people... a joke. Among the lovely lyrics penned by the ever-unapologetic Lindsay McDougall and aired by New York City's Hot 97 (warning: triggering, racist material):
(sung to the tune of "We Are the World"):
There was a time, when the sun was shining bright
So I went down to the beach to catch me a tan
Then the next thing I knew, a wave 20 feet high
Came and washed your whole country away

And all at once, you can hear the screaming chinks
And no one was saved from the wave
There were Africans drowning, little Chinamen swept away
You can hear God laughing, 'Swim you bitches swim.'

So now you're screwed, it's the tsunami,
You better run and kiss your ass away, go find your mommy
I just saw her float by, a tree went through her head
And now your children will be sold to child slavery
Hiphopmusic.com has more information on the horrendous judgment that went into this project, including a list of Hot 97 sponsors, and two petitions.

Update: Mindtangle provides a link to an MP3 response.

-gulab jamun

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