The artist and activist who calls himself Dee Dee Plorable wants to challenge President Trump to a dance-off.
To that end, he’s created a parody of the wildly popular disco anthem “Y.M.C.A.” — substituting M.A.G.A., the acronym for Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan.
The Trump campaign recently played the Village People’s 1978 hit at some of their campaign rallies, but now Dee Dee Plorable, whose real name is Francis Shivers, wants him to adopt — and groove to — his new version.
“The parody has gone super viral,” he told The Post, adding that more than 10 million people have watched five videos he and his group, The American People, have made showing Trump supporters dancing to the tune.
In one video, the Los Angeles-based artist has superimposed photos of other politicians, including Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, onto the bodies of the Village People in their original music video.
Shivers said he took his own alter ego — Dee Dee Plorable — from Hillary Clinton’s comment about Trump supporters being “a basket of deplorables” during the 2016 campaign.
“It’s really struck a chord with people,” said Shivers, 55. “Some members of the Trump team retweeted the videos.”
Shivers claimed the song was responsible for defusing a clash between Black Lives Matter demonstrators and Trump supporters in Los Angeles in August.
“When things started to look ugly, I told them members of my group to blast the music and start the song, and we challenged everyone in the crowd to a dance off, and it worked,” said Shivers. “The mood shift was instant, and it brought people together. We turned a riot into a dance party.”
The parody’s opening lyrics are “Young man, walk away from the hate. We’re all human, and we don’t segregate.”
The original song written by Victor Willis and Jacques Morali became a gay anthem and a wedding favorite. In March, the song was added to the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry, which honors songs that are “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.”
Willis, who is straight, said he has no problem with the song being adopted by the Trump campaign.
“Lots of controversy over @realDonaldTrump use of Y.M.C.A,” said Willis in a Sept. 20 tweet. “As I’ve said before, @realDonaldTrump use is perfectly legal so I won’t be suing the President. However, I will sue the next newspaper that falsely claim my lyrics are somehow about gay sex. It is not.”
Shivers told The Post that he recently reached out to Willis to share his parody. “He’s been pretty open about the use of the song, and he’s not partisan,” Shivers said.
In an interview with Bloomberg News last month, Willis said that if Trump continues to use his song at his rallies “he should at least do the ‘YMCA’ dance.”
Shivers agrees: “All I want is to see Donald Trump dance.”