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Village People Finally Tell Trump To Stop Using Their Music

Village People Finally Tell Trump To Stop Using Their Music

Village People Finally Tell Trump To Stop Using Their Music

No more "Macho Man" for you, Mr. President!

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At long last, the Village People have stood up and demanded President Trump stop playing their music at his rallies.

Victor Willis, the lead singer of the singing group that became so synonymous with queer culture in the late ‘70s and ‘80s, took to Facebook on Friday to condemn Trump’s approach to peaceful protestors who have swarmed the streets demanding justice for George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, as well as an end to police brutality against Black people.

“If Trump orders the U.S. military to fire on his own citizens (on U.S. soil), Americans will rise up in such numbers outside of the White House that he might be forced out of office prior to the election,” Willis wrote.

“And I ask that you no longer use any of my music at your rallies especially ‘Y.M.C.A.’ and ‘Macho Man.’ Sorry, but I can’t support what you’re proposing.”

Willis’s comments mark a sharp turn from the band’s previous stance on Trump’s use of the Village People’s well-known songs at his rallies.

It was only a couple months ago that the band released a statement saying that as long as Trump “remains respectful” in using their songs, and doesn’t imply that they endorse him in any way, they have no problem with it being used by the president and his supporters.

Their stance was disappointing to many, especially in the LGBTQ community, though it did result in some pretty hilarious instances where oblivious Trump supporters danced to “Y.M.C.A.” in the streets, completely failing to realize that literally everyone else considers it a fantastically gay song.

Trump has yet to go on a Twitter rant against the Village People for this change of opinion, but one can only assume it’s coming.

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Rachel Kiley

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.