Fun To Stay At The Y

The Y.M.C.A. is the latest organization to streamline its acronym, but the Village People are taking it in stride.

The Young Men’s Christian Association, which was founded in England more than 150 years ago, will now be known by its common nickname, the “Y.”

“It’s a way of being warmer, more genuine, more welcoming, when you call yourself what everyone else calls you,” Y Senior VP Kate Coleman told the New York Times.

But the Village People are “deeply dismayed” by the rebranding after 166 years.

“Some things remain iconic,” the group said in a statement, “and while we admire the organization for the work they do, we still can’t help but wonder Y.”

The group added it “will continue to perform all four letters in their concerts around the world.”