When we've seen dancing soldiers videos before, the gay references were in the eye of the beholder. Not so with these soldiers who say (or read?) "It's alright to be gay in the military," then dance to Ke$ha.

The scene begins with two soldiers discussing gays in the military. Then, we see myriad soldiers cavorting half-naked, in the showers, in their uniforms, and in the latrines. Video maker Codey Wilson implores,

Don't give us a hard time for this, please? We're just a few good men trying to enjoy ourselves and get this deployment over with. No one is gay... that we know of. Not that there is anything wrong with that! (political correctness) As a young aspiring film maker I was forced to release this early due to our friend in Afghans high school lip sinked music video. You know you love it. Enjoy it. Spread it. Live it. Lastly, ignore the copy cats that will soon follow and keep your taste for original creativity. Much love from the east!

On an unrelated note, what's with soldiers and glowsticks? They were in the Soldier Ding Dong Song, too. Does the Army issue rave gear with their bullet proof vests or something? [YouTube via Attackerman]

Update: Codey Wilson writes in clarifying that neither he nor any of the men in the video are making a comment for or against DADT. We invited him to join the comments section, so look for Codey and the men of Crew Dawn there.

Hey, I never said it was ok to be gay. I also never said it wasn't ok. I understand you have a web site to run and this could be a real controversial topic by saying that "codey says It's ok," but please don't bring this negativity towards me. I never said it was ok. The beginning of the video is a guy reading the paper in shock that is has finally happened, then the dancing which is an exaggerated view and joke of it. I do understand your job but please please don't make me look bad. I know this is pathetic but you have no idea what will happen to me by claiming that I support that. Thank you for considering this. Thank you also for considering the video on your home page. The title is wrong, but I appreciate the publicity. Thanks.

Previously: Dancing Soldiers on YouTube: A Civilian's Guide to the Brave New Meme
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