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Yankees Will Begin Frowning On ‘YMCA/Why Are You Gay’ Bleacher Songs

Singing the “Why Are You Gay” rendition of “YMCA” during Yankees games — a beloved tradition of the so-called fan group Bleacher Creatures — will no longer be tolerated, the team assures GLAAD. Spokeswoman Alice McGillion says “the Yankees have zero tolerance for this and any kind of abuse,” and that the bleacher sections will now be warned by security that any anti-gay singing during “YMCA” “will not be tolerated.” That’s great to hear. It’s also ridiculous to think the Yankees are in the dark about this chant, which has been going on for much of the past decade. Dads teach their kids the lyrics!

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Yankees Bleachers Still Filled With ‘YMCA/Why Are You Gay’ A Capella Singers

By:           RYAN TEDDER
On:           Oct 14, 2010
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  • 9 Comments
    • acem
      acem

      Pretty soon we’re gonna be living in a police state.

      Oct 14, 2010 at 2:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • EdWoody
      EdWoody

      They knew it was happening all along. But it was only when somebody bothered complaining that they said, “Oh, maybe they shouldn’t do that then.” Until then it was all harmless fun, I’m sure.

      Oct 14, 2010 at 3:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the crustybastard
      the crustybastard

      @acem:

      Yeah, pretty soon the management of the Yankees baseball club will have its jackboots firmly planted on our nation’s throat.

      /eyeroll

      Oct 14, 2010 at 4:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TommyOC
      TommyOC

      I expect the Bleacher Creatures to challenge this at every game they can.

      The question is… does the Yankee management have the guts to kick them out of the park?

      Oct 14, 2010 at 4:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Zach
      Zach

      Just one thing, will other stadiums do the same? As a Yankee fan who expressed my displesure about this video (never was near the Bleacher Creatures),I can attest to the fact homophobic taunts are popular at other ballparks as well.
      If you wear an opposing team jersey’s,it sadly viewed as perfectly acceptable to use homophobic taunts and slurs.
      This is the worst example of it, but IMO, this says less about Yankee fans vs. the fact many view gay taunts as the best way to insult someone on the other team.

      Oct 14, 2010 at 8:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kieran
      Kieran

      Proof that Yankee fans are assholes.

      Oct 14, 2010 at 8:23 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Avenger
      Avenger

      I bet the thinskinned idiots who complained aren’t even sports fans, and couldn’t offhand name five current Yankees team players and five Hall of Famers. They probably just read about the “Why Are You Gay” song on some gay blog like this one, and boohoo’d about it until it got to management. Big boy pants, either pull them up or go prance around to Lady Gaga.

      Oct 15, 2010 at 7:02 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tom Nunnery
      Tom Nunnery

      @Avenger: You are so wrong. I have been a Yankees’ fan since the 1950s and this display from these fans is unacceptable and ignorant.

      Oct 15, 2010 at 10:55 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Aaron in Honolulu
      Aaron in Honolulu

      @Avenger: Everyone knows that Jesus hates the Yankees. Go drink a six pack and beat your wife you loser.

      Oct 16, 2010 at 5:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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