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Village People Upset With YMCA Change

Village People Upset With YMCA Change


Young man, there is a need to feel down. The Village People said they are "deeply dismayed" by the YMCA's announcement that it will change its name to the Y.

The YMCA, long known informally as the Y, announced an official rebranding Monday to reflect its priorities of youth, community development, and healthy living.

According to the Huffington Post, the Village People registered their displeasure in a statement from the road. "Y.M.C.A." is the group's best-selling single to date, with sales of more than 15 million units worldwide.

"We are deeply dismayed by today's announcement from the YMCA that they feel a name change and a rebranding are in order after 166 years," the band said in the statement. "Some things remain iconic, and while we admire the organization for the work they do, we still can't help but wonder Y."

The Village People vowed to continue to perform the song with all four letters at their concerts.

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