‘Asian Girlz’ Band Day Above Ground — Threats Are Forcing Us to Pull the Video

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The band behind the controversial song “Asian Girlz”  … is getting bullied into censorship — telling us they”re yanking the video because the backlash has gone from playful to threatening.

Day Above Ground Skyped into our sources Live to respond to the outrage … saying, “It’s a real thing and we didn’t expect it to be such a backlash.”

Drew Drumm, Joe Anselm, and Mike Tourage told us they”re pulling the video from the Internet on Saturday … “for the safety of ourselves and for everybody we know. We don’t want anybody to get hurt.”

They hinted some of the models in the video were receiving threats … along with the band members.

If you haven”t seen it … the lyrics to “Asian Girlz” are laced with stereotypes, like … “I love your creamy yellow thighs” — and, “Ooh your slanted eyes.”

The guys insist the song was intended to be “satire” — but check out their faces in this clip … they”re taking the whole matter very seriously now.