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Village People Handle Major Blow from YMCA

7/12/2010 2:27 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Village People were caught with their pants down last week when the YMCA announced it will be changing its name to "the Y" -- but  fear not ... our costumed heroes claim they're standing firm when it comes to their most famous hit.

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The cop, the Indian, the construction worker, the cowboy and the biker just released a statement to TMZ, saying they're all "deeply dismayed" by the organization's name change ... which could have serious ramifications on the greatest song ever based around an acronym.

Fortunately -- the Village People insists they "will continue to perform all four letters in their concerts around the world" ... specifically weddings, ballgames and Bar Mitzvahs.

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Sin D    

OMFG...Even The Village People are crackin up at TMZ's headline...love you guys..TMZ, not VP

1566 days ago
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electriczipper    

not the original group..so they suck..

1566 days ago
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J*Rock    

Y.M.C.A. is NOT an acronym, it is an abbreviation!!!

1566 days ago
4.

dee    

The name YMCA has become outdated. It's about time the name is changed since it stands for "Young Mens Christian Association". the Village People can still sing their song.

1566 days ago
5.

JP    

Is that Derek Fisher from the Lakers in the front dressed as the Cop ?

1566 days ago
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awards    

Gay Pride Weekend in Vancouver, BC, July 30, 2010! You Gotta Be Here!

1566 days ago
7.

Donna    

Dee, your post makes no sense.

YMCA = Young Men's Christian Association

Y = Young?

1566 days ago
8.

Donna    

Thank you, for pointing that out, J*Rock.

1566 days ago
9.

qa.z    


"It's fun to stay at the Y.M.C.A.
You can get yourself clean you can have a good meal
You can do whatever you feel"

I remember when that song came out, Loved it, everyone danced to the tune. I still enjoy!

Gee, sometimes change is sad..Just Y? Wow I'm getting older... ^.*.^

1566 days ago
10.

Bryan    

God, these one hit wonders need to give it up. That song is soo annoying now.

1566 days ago
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HARRY NIPPLES    

It helps when soliciting from Democrats and Muslims if they eliminate the "Christian" part of their name.

1566 days ago
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kake79    

Y.M.C.A. is not an acronym or an abbreviation; it's an initialism.

1566 days ago
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ROBERTO    

If the new name for the old "YMCA" is now "The Y", then wouldn't their new name form the acronym "THEY"?

1566 days ago
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Lisa    

This story is SUCH a garbage non-story. First of all, people have been referring to the Y as "the Y" for AGES now anyway, and second, it wouldn't matter if they changed their name to Burger King, when that song plays, people will be out of their seats doing that cheesy fun dance and singing along. For generations to come. Seriously people...

1566 days ago
15.

Sandy    

I feel so much better now. My son dosen't have to do that stupid dance everytime someone asks him where he goes to camp.

1566 days ago

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