Trump supporters are singing ‘MAGA’ to the tune of YMCA because truly nothing is sacred anymore
About a dozen Donald Trump supporters sang “MAGA” to the tune of the Village People’s “YMCA”, a song about gay sex proving that we well and truly do live in a cursed timeline.
Flattening the curve has emerged as one of the most contentious issues in politics, with pockets of Americans spilling out onto streets in recent weeks to protest against stay-at-home orders roiled, in part, by US president Donald Trump.
As churches, Supercuts, Arby’s, Cracker Barrel and Walmart stores are shuttered, enraged Trump-supporters have dubbed the measures enforced to protect them and their loved ones from a deadly disease a “culture war”.
A minority of Americans believe the government has gone too far in trying to contain the coronavirus, with an April 24 protest in Madison, Wisconsin, being the latest in a handful of demonstrations.
Just when I thought we've reached peak cringe and stupidity as a country here's trump supporters singing "MAGA" to the tune of "YMCA" during a quarantine in Wisconsin. Can't make this shit up. #TrumpIsALaughingStock pic.twitter.com/7Zayt9396c
— Josh (@JoshBratwurst) April 24, 2020
What is going on and how do we unsee it?
The surreal scene of the protest against lockdown measures in Wisconsin has gone viral, with a video showing the Trump supporters – advocating for their right to go outside and potentially spread and sicken more Americans with COVID-19 – boogying away as our collective sanity is, once again, eroded.
Trump’s fanbase have had an odd and well-documented relationship to the 1970s disco anthem, especially after the track was used as the entrance music for the president at a rally earlier this year.
The supporters, many donning puffer jackets, MAGA caps and straight-leg denim, seemed unsure how to replicate the iconic “YMCA” dance to “MAGA”, as arms darted in all directions and not reminiscent at all of any letter of the alphabet.
Some appeared to think “MAGA” has a “Y” in it. There was a vague “C” signalled by one demonstrator, too.
They stuffed the city streets outside State Capitol with a car with countless US flags spiking out of it, almost like a hedgehog, pulling a trailer that has a white bridge and the words “TRUMP UNITY: MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN” propping out of it.
The float itself is known as the “Trump Unity Bridge” and has been tugged across the States by a Michigan resident since 2016, inspiring “unity” by showcasing slogans such as, er, “Secure America’s Border”.
Unity! Kinda, well, no.
We would repeat the lyrics to the Trumpian rendition of the song, but doing so might bring about the apocalypse itself.
Twitter points out the pretty obvious flaw in Trump fans co-opting YMCA.
Of course, the delicious irony of the right-wing citizens jiving away to a song famously about gay men having rampant sex in a YMCA was not lost on, well, everyone else in existence.
They’e taken a perfectly good song about getting your dick sucked at a public pool and turned it into something obscene. https://t.co/fHrKDHdZoj
— Sean Burns (@SeanMBurns) April 26, 2020
Can somebody let these MAGA simps know the original song is about 'gay hookups' and 'sucking d*ck behind the bleachers' at the YMCA. They ought not to be using it for any purpose if the really love Jesus, evangelically. I'm too tired to do it. Thanks. pic.twitter.com/FIRf6llPVX
— Covfefe Jones- King Of Shade? FBR ?? (@King_Of_Shade) April 27, 2020
The irony of supporters for one of the most anti lgbt presidents ever rewriting YMCA to be MAGA is powerful stuff. https://t.co/imxF8hLBFr
— livin' covida loca (@notCursedE) April 27, 2020
? Nice! ???
— Jacob_E_Baker2275 ✌❤ (@Jacob_Baker2275) April 26, 2020
Walking Dead star Daniel Newman – who has frequently voiced his criticism of the Trump administration’s bungled handling of the pandemic – jumped in.
#MAGA STEALING The Gay #YMCA anthem song to protest protecting their communities, is the LAST THING I wanna see while stuck in my house ? @glaad @AnthonyRamosAH @lgbtqnation @PinkNews @RandyRainbow @BuzzFeedNews @briantylercohen pic.twitter.com/Te4hUVMNds
— Daniel Newmaη (@DanielNewman) April 27, 2020
“The gay ‘YMCA’ anthem song to protest protecting their communities is the last thing I wanna see while stuck in my house,” he tweeted.