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Village People don’t endorse Donald Trump or his dance moves

By | Published on Monday 2 November 2020

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Earlier this year, The Village People’s Victor Willis put out a plea to Donald Trump asking the US President to stop using the band’s music at his rallies.

Not only did Trump ignore this request, but recently he’s gone viral with his strange dance moves to the band’s ‘YMCA’. Willis has now critiqued those moves, noting that the president has never attempted the actual actions that go along with the song.

“Donald Trump does what Donald Trump does”, Willis told the BBC, when asked about Trump’s moves. “I’ve never seen him actually put his hands up and make the YMCA. He’s changed it to M-A-G-A or something”.

“I like that fans of all kinds – Democrat or Republican – they all like ‘YMCA'”, Willis added. “That is something that is very pleasing to me. [But] as far as endorsing Trump, I don’t endorse Trump, I’ve never endorsed Trump, nor has the Village People. So we have been asking him to stop playing our music at his rallies. But as far as copyright law [goes] in the United States, it comes under a blanket licence, [so] he’s able to play our music any time he wants”.

“I stay out of politics”, he said, when asked if he would play the next presidential inauguration. “The group doesn’t want to get tied up in any politics”.

And who knows, maybe later this week they’ll stop being involuntarily tied up in politics.