Village People Member Says "YMCA" Not Meant To Be A Gay Anthem
Victor Willis, who played a cop as a member of the Village People before playing a convict years later in real life, has refused to help perform his group's most memorable hit as a form of protest against Russia's war on gays.
“If they want to use the song that way, go right ahead, but I think it's silly because the lyrics were written by me as an expression of urban youths having fun at the YMCA,” Willis reportedly stated. “The words were crafted by me to be taken any number of ways but not specific to gays. It's much broader than that. The song is universal. I don't mind that gays think the song is about them but I won't perform the song in support of any protest."
Though the offer hasn't been extended, Willis said he'd love to perform the classic as part of the Sochi Winter Olympics Opening Ceremonies.
"YMCA" not a gay anthem? Please, girl.