The Village People Hit Donald Trump With A Cease And Desist For Using Lookalikes Of The Group During An Event At Mar-A-Lago
Normally, songs by The Village People are equated with drunken receptions and overall good times. Unfortunately, Donald Trump, who wouldn’t know a good time if it bit him on the ass (right Stormy Daniels?), has taken the sacred disco hymn known as Macho Man and turned it into a battle cry during his get-togethers as the un-happiest place on Earth; Mar-a-Lago. This isn’t the first time Don Cheeto has used the Village People’s music to rile up his rhythmless nation of MAGA morons. And now Victor Willis, lead singer of the Village People (seen above in police drag while performing with the real group), is sending a cease and desist letter over a recent performance at Mar-A-Lago that featured fake Village People.
Huffington Post reports Victor’s wife, Karen Willis, who is the Village People’s manager, does not want the group’s legacy tarnished by false advertising. Because Donald Trump claiming he’s a macho man is laughable at best, but once you add in his sour memaw dance moves, it becomes clear the only thing strong about him is whatever glue he uses to affix the timid porcupine resting on top of his head.
You have to love Trump’s dance moves! 🕺👇 pic.twitter.com/RWF3C9mjzw
— Lyndy (@MJisMAGA) May 12, 2023
The Village People aren’t only upset that Trump is using their music. They also have an issue with Trump using Village People look-a-likes to lip-sync along. Granted, people should be smart enough to realize these men look way too young to be the actual Village People. However, common sense didn’t cross the threshold into the new millennium. So Karen wants to make it clear that the Village People have not now, nor will they ever, be in line with Trump or his divisive brand of politics.
The letter was sent in response to a video clip that went viral on Thursday and appeared to show Trump dancing to a performance of “Macho Man” by a group of costumed men, who were allegedly not connected to the actual Village People.
Willis’ ceast-and-desist letter claims that since the performance was first posted on Twitter by user @MJisMAGA, the band “has been inundated by social media posts” that suggest “many fans and the general public … mistakenly believe” the group in the video is the actual Village People.
“Therefore, the performance has, and continues to cause public confusion as to why Village People would engage in such a performance,” the letter reads. “We did not.”
Willis then puts Trump on notice for potential violation of U.S. trademark law.
“To be certain, the use of the group’s image and the likeness at Mar-A-Lago was unauthorized,” the letter says, before hinting that a lawsuit may be forthcoming to protect the band’s trademarked image.
Willis implied the band could also prevent Trump from using Village People songs at rallies, but, she said, “we’d hate to have to do that.”
The letter was sent to Trump’s lawyer Joseph Tacopina, who must have also taken a master class in Trumpism because his response was just as charming as you would have imagined. Not only did he suggest they probably don’t have legal representation, but he also informed the Village People how much of a blessing it was that Jesus Trump wanted to listen to their dusty, crusty-ass hits from the rotary phone era in the first place.
“They should be thankful that President Trump allowed them to get their name back in the press,” he said. “I haven’t heard their name in decades. Glad to hear they are still around.”
If this turns into a lawsuit, I hope the Village People win and leave Trump using the only sound suitable for him wherever he goes. And if you’re thinking it’s the losing horn from The Price Is Right, you are absolutely correct because there will never be a bigger loser than Trump.