Village People's world record attempt at 'Fox's New Year's Eve' has fans calling it 'pathetic' and 'cringy'

Along with performances by some of the greatest artistes, the night also featured a performance by Village People as the group tried to set a "world record" for the largest YMCA dance


                            Village People's world record attempt at 'Fox's New Year's Eve' has fans calling it 'pathetic' and 'cringy'
Village People (FOX)

Bringing in New Year's Eve celebrations from Times Square, Fox may have telecasted just what you needed with Steve Harvey and his co-hosts Maria Menounos and Rob Gronkowski emceeing their very own special event.

Along with performances by some of the greatest artistes, the night also featured a performance by Village People as the group tried to set a "world record" for the largest YMCA dance.

While the group did try to show their best moves, viewers weren't quite impressed and one even called their attempt "pathetic".

One viewer posted, "Wikipedia lists 18 past members of the Village People. Safe to say none of these were original members. #NYEonFox," and another wrote, "Gronk and the Village People should be a Saturday morning cartoon. #NYEonFOX #NYE #NYE2020."

"Pathetic attempt at the world's largest YMCA. I feel bad for the Village People. @NYEonFOX #NYEonFOX," one Twitter user posted.

Another tweeted, "How long before the Village People get 'canceled' because the dude in the headdress is appropriating Native American culture, and the dude in the camo fatigues is stealing valor?"

Many others joked about their "lack of rhythm" and labeled their performance as "cringy". "Village people YMCA was so cringe it hurt #NYEonFOX," one viewer shared.

Another commented, "I just want to say thx to Gronk for his awkward moves on #NYEonFOX while the Village People sang YMCA. NOW I don’t feel so bad about my lack of rhythm."

Calling it a "fail", one viewer tweeted, "Everyone is too busy filming the Village People that no one is actually DOING the YMCA. #fail #NYEonFOX."

Meanwhile, another user thought the performance by old-school bands wasn't apt for a celebration that headed towards a new decade.

"Backstreet Boys, Paula Abdul and Village People have performed for #NYEonFOX & #NYEABC respectively tonight. With those performances, you'd think we were going into 2000 and not 2020." 

The star-studded affair also had performances from the Chainsmokers, the Lumineers, Florida Georgia Line, Backstreet Boys, Tyga and The Killers, and specials along with celebs including Gordon Ramsay, Will Arnett and Jenna Dewan.

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