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Video: Offensive 'Chinese Food' From The Makers of Rebecca Black's 'Friday'

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Move over, Rebecca Black. There's a new tween song going viral, and it's not about our favorite day of the week—it's about Chinese food. Patrice Wilson, the owner of Ark Music Factory and who brought us Black's "Friday" sensation, is doing it again (perhaps even trolling everyone), but this time leaving a bad aftertaste.

In "Chinese Food," flaxen-haired Alison Gold sings about her love for Chinese food after she goes clubbing (because she's old enough to, of course), with vapid lyrics like "I love fried rice / I love noodles / I love chow mein / m-m-m-m-mein!" What starts of innocently enough where she lists her favorite dishes dives straight into Asian stereotypes. Wilson jumps out in a furry panda costume and little girls are dressed as geishas in full white make-up and kimonos. Even Panda Express gets a shout-out. Fortune cookies are abound.

Since the video premiered on October 14, the video has already hit over a million views. Will it beat out Black's current tally at nearly 59 million views one day?