Jimmy Wong's attempt was to respond to a YouTube rant about "hordes of Asian people" at UCLA when he wrote his song "Ching Chong (It Means I Love You)," but now video of the acoustic tune has received more than 2 million views on Youtube.
Video: Jimmy Wong, "Ching Chong (It Means I Love You)"
In his response to a Mar. 13 viral complaint by UCLA student Alexandra Wallace, in which she complained about the "hoardes" of Asian students at her school, Wong questions Wallace's gibberish imitation of Asian people using their cell phones in the library. "Don't pretend I didn't see you watch me talk on my phone yesterday all sexy," Wong sings. "Ching chong wing wong."
In Wallace's video, she suggested that Asian students go outside to make calls "checking on everybody from the tsunami thing." Wong corrects her: "It's alright Alexandra, I know you know nothing about tsunamis. Just wanted to make sure you know that it's not a type of sushi. But I came here to say that I'm actually Chinese, and that's a whole 'nother country."
Wallace's video sparked outrage from the UCLA student body, eliciting hundreds of YouTube responses and parodies. Wallace reportedly received death threats, and announced via the UCLA campus newspaper that she would be leaving the university.