It turns out that Alexandra Wallace’s anti-Asian rant may create another new Internet star.
Jimmy Wong, a 24-year-old Los Angeles musician, wrote a charming song in response to Wallace’s controversial (or: insulting, clueless and simultaneously somehow hilarious) rant against Asian students at the UCLA library.
He strums and sings:
“Baby I want to take you out and blow your freakin’ mind/
Ching chong means I love you/
Ling long I really want you/
Ting Tong I don’t actually know what that means”
Wong’s gentle love song embraces Wallace’s frustrated “ching chong, ling long” imitation of Asian students talking on cell-phones. It also manages to inject humor into a volatile back-and-forth and put in perspective a raging debate over cultural stereotypes, Youtube fame and the wisdom of video-taping oneself without a filter.
Wallace has withdrawn from the university over the controversy.
Watch the song, which has already been seen by 2.1 million viewers. Amazing.