The Village People today unquestionably see a require … to … be … unhappy — in truth, they are PISSED The White Home helped a “YMCA” spoof video go viral, mainly because no one particular got their permission.
Victor Willis, writer and frontman for the Village People today, tells TMZ … his group is NOT impressed by the Missouri farmers who threw down their greatest disco moves — although standing in corn fields with lots o’ chicken, milk and even soy, thoughts you. The intent of the “USMCA” spoof is to push Congress to pass the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement.
No offense to dancing farmers everywhere, but Willis says, “Due to the fact the Missouri Farm Bureau failed to receive a license for use of my song in addition to intertwining my original lyrics with new lyrics, I have to decline this certain use of the song in conjunction with the ‘USMCA.'”
Legal stuff aside, although … ya gotta give the farmers credit for providing their all in the parody. Seriously, they worked soy, steel and a bucket of fried chicken into the lyrics! The White Home was clearly into it — President Trump‘s down with the USMCA, right after all — mainly because it tweeted the video to its 19 million followers.
Nevertheless, the Village People today took action and reported the infringement to YouTube. The vid’s been removed from that platform, and we’re told it will be taken down from other people Wednesday.
So, to assessment: there are lots of techniques to have a very good time, but singing and dancing in a cornfield although spoofing “YMCA” devoid of permission … is not one particular of them, apparently.