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08/02/2007

'You can do whatever you feel (but not necessarily gay stuff)'

by Jeremy Hooper

So we have a sneaking suspicion that you think this is the gayest song on Earth (and perhaps beyond):

Url-1Well the man who wrote the lyrics to "Y.M.C.A," ex-Village People frontman Victor Willis, is now saying (through his publicist) that the "hang out with all the boys anthem" had absolutely nothing to do with the homo sex, and that he feels the band's gay image somewhat limited their opportunities:

Village People ex-frontman driven from group over gay image: publicist [Jam!]

::sigh:: Pet Shop Boys, you got something you want to say? Erasure, you want to sell out the audience who's embraced you most? Indigo Girls, Cyndi, k.d. -- you gals want to be all like, "oh, those pesky gays"?! Because you know, when a Village Person starts trying to distance themselves from the queer world, we reallystart to get scared!

Willis is said to be wanting to launch some sort of a comeback. So of course you can look for his new solo tracks, "In the Vagina" and "Macho Men (Like Boobs)," in the coming weeks.

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Your thoughts

If it wasn't for their gay fanbase, the Village People wouldn't have lasted but a couple albums.

The group continued to make albums into the 80's, where they were definitely not welcomed, and hardly anyone bought their music. I doubt anything from the post-70's even makes it onto their hits compilations.

I hope he plans on selling his CD via CDBaby, MySpace and ITunes!!

Posted by: GayLeftBorg | Aug 3, 2007 8:40:27 AM

Why must everyone ruin our gay icons?

Anyway, of course, "Y.M.C.A." is a straight song. We've all heard of "eating at the Y", right?

Posted by: Howard | Aug 3, 2007 11:01:26 AM

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