Village People 'Dismayed' Over the Y's Rebranding

Band Vows to Continue Calling It YMCA

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You might call it The Y. The Y might now call it The Y. But The Village People will continue to call it The YMCA, thank you very much. A spokesperson for the band, which is "dismayed," released a statement today:

Village People, the disco icons whose hit YMCA has become a staple at nearly every ballgame, wedding and Bar Mitzvah, registered a comment from the road where they are still performing year-round after 33 years. "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. Some things remain iconic and while we admire the organization for the work they do, we still can't help but wonder Y."

Village People will continue to perform all four letters in their concerts around the world, which this summer and fall include venues in California, Virginia, Massachusetts, Australia, Central America and more.

This is good news for Yankees fans.

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