I like most people gay or straight are probably scratching their bawlz at this one. Village People lead singer, Victor Willis claims that the Y.M.C.A., the gay anthem that made them famous has nothing to do with the gays. Wtf????
Willis recently said that he’s not having that, because the song is not about what you think it’s about. It’s about the actual, non-sexual fun of staying at the Y.M.C.A. It’s about getting yourself clean (in the shower alone). It’s about having a good meal (not of dick). It’s about doing whatever you feel (as long as those aren’t gay feelings you feel). Said Willis, who wrote at least some of the lyrics:
“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. 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.”
Careful, don’t channel Donna Summer.
via Village Person Says “Y.M.C.A.” Isn’t About Gays, Is Probably Lying.