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Village People won't change 'YMCA' to just 'Y'




Some things in pop culture just refuse to adapt to change. Case in point: The Village People say they won't be changing the name of their hit song YMCA even though the organization is now known just as the Y.

"We are deeply dismayed by today's announcement from the YMCA that they feel a name change and a rebranding are in order after 166 years," the Village People said on their offical website. "Some things remain iconic and while we admire the organization for the work they do, we still can't help but wonder Y." 

According to the Associated Press, the name switch for the YMCA "comes after more than two years of research indicated many people don't understand what the group does. The group's mission is to strengthen communities by focusing on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility."

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 5:22pm]


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