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1970s Camp Group Threatens Lawsuit Against Anyone Who Keeps Them Relevant


Because the Village People, own the rights to any troupe that dresses as a cowboy, cop, American Indian, construction worker, and a sailor (it’s true, they own it!), the “YCMA” group is furious that chef Jamie Oliver dared dress up as exactly that (see below) to promote his new TV series Jamie’s American Road Trip.

Now the band is threatening a trademark lawsuit against Channel 4, which airs the series. It doesn’t help that Oliver was dancing to the Village People’s “Go West” during the promos, completely nixing any attempt at defending Oliver’s costumes as a happy coincidence.