At a recent Trump rally in Beverly Hills, California, video of a group of dancers went viral on Twitter thanks to its shocking level of awkwardness.
In the video, the group of Trump supporters danced along to a parody of The Village People's "Y.M.C.A." with new lyrics that substitute in the President's well-known acronym "M.A.G.A." (Make America Great Again).
Well, here it is, this week’s cringe award winner. https://t.co/e5EE36GhcP— devon sawa (@devon sawa)1602397443.0
Twitter couldn't help but cringe at the M.A.G.A. dancers.
Herd mentality in Beverly Hills https://t.co/NBF8chhhar— Fifty Shades of Whey (@Fifty Shades of Whey)1601828379.0
@DevonESawa As a resident of Beverly Hills we do NOT claim these people! #Biden2020— Ajay Rochester (@Ajay Rochester)1602452583.0
@davenewworld_2 As an Angeleno, I can confirm these people are a very small percentage of our city. Thank god.— Aaron Guy (@Aaron Guy)1601828480.0
Beverly Hills residents were quick to distance themselves from the Trump-supporting event.
@davenewworld_2 Village people, meet your village idiots. I wouldn't be surprised if this song also doubles for th… https://t.co/UDFOzFPVgY— Tyger Songbird (@Tyger Songbird)1601831770.0
@TygerSongbird @davenewworld_2 I guess they don’t know it was a favorite anthem of the gay community in the 80s. 😂— Daytripper (@Daytripper)1601837733.0
Many online pointed out the irony that the President's supporters were dancing to a song which because popular in the LGBTQ community of the 80's.
The irony is not lost on me that the new maga theme song is YMCA 🤣🤣🤣 https://t.co/OveHjzVSzm— StevieSTILLSaid (@StevieSTILLSaid)1601828805.0
@davenewworld_2 Imagine if the Village People were to show up dressed in their attire to an event like this. How wo… https://t.co/HAw2ixWr6R— svenskfisk (@svenskfisk)1601830228.0
@davenewworld_2 What the hell was that?— Michael Prieve 🏳️🌈 (@Michael Prieve 🏳️🌈)1601835763.0
More than 200,000 Americans have died from the pandemic, but the Trump crowds continue to dance.
@davenewworld_2 They should be praying for their sick leader instead of partying .— Mali (@Mali)1601841277.0
@davenewworld_2 I hope the person who ripped off the village people will get sued for this song— Spenso_1971 (@Spenso_1971)1601870533.0
It's not hard to imagine how the Village People would feel about President Trump's supporters using their song.
@JPBlueNote @ProjectLincoln Thought the same thing...MAGA detests the LBGTQ but will use the Village People's YMCA.… https://t.co/e8vDHxraAE— Crush it like Quint (@Crush it like Quint)1602516688.0
I don't know who needs to hear this, but The song worth adapting to MAGA-lyrics isn't YMCA, it's Wonderwall.— Andrew Meyer 🔥 (@Andrew Meyer 🔥)1602560633.0
@DevonESawa Do they...know who the village people are?— Scare Shock-man 💀 (@Scare Shock-man 💀)1602397558.0
Unfortunately, people don't get to choose what they do and do not remember for the rest of their lives.
@DevonESawa I can't unsee this.— dangrrrwolf (@dangrrrwolf)1602519114.0
The parody, written by an artist known as Dee Dee Plorable, is proud of the attention his song is getting, but most others on Twitter seemed to wish it never came to be.