Village People Singer Asks Trump To No Longer Play Their Music At Rallies
Written by Huffingtonpost on June 5, 2020
Though the 1970s disco group the Village Individuals has beforehand been OK with Donald Trump taking part in its music at rallies, the band simply modified its tune.
On Friday, lead singer Victor Willis requested the president to cease taking part in songs like “Macho Man” and “Y.M.C.A.” if he goes via with menace to sic the army on peaceable protesters in America.
Willis, who co-wrote these traditional songs, made the pointed request on Fb and advised that army motion towards U.S. residents might result in detrimental penalties for Trump’s reelection possibilities:
“If Trump orders the U.S. army to fireside on his personal residents (on U.S. soil), People will stand up in such numbers exterior of the White Home that he is perhaps pressured out of workplace previous to the election.
“Don’t do it Mr. President! And I ask that you just now not use any of my music at your rallies particularly ‘Y.M.C.A.’ and ‘Macho Man.’
“Sorry, however I can’t assist what you’re proposing.”
Willis caught to his weapons when followers pressed him on the publish, emphasizing that “peacefully protesting [outside] the White Home in large numbers demanding [Trump] resign is just not storming the White Home. That’s democracy.”
It’s a far cry from February, when the band took a special tack from acts like R.E.M., Aerosmith and Rihanna, who’ve demanded Trump not play their music at rallies.
Again then, they’d no issues with their music showing on the president’s rallies.
“Since our music is just not getting used for a selected endorsement, the President’s use is ‘good[ly]’ authorized,” the band stated in an announcement. “He has remained respectful in his use of our songs and has not crossed the road; if he or another candidate have been to make use of any of our songs in a way that might counsel our endorsement, or in a promotional commercial, that might cross the road.”
Whether or not the president will really respect the band’s request is unknown, nevertheless it’s a moot level so long as COVID-19 shutdowns preserve Trump from holding the rallies.
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