Transcript for 'Gangnam Style' Video Gets California Lifeguards Fired
Now, to a surprising backlash for korean rapper psy's hit "gangnam style." 14 california lifeguards were fired from their jobs after they posted their own version of the dance on youtube. They were have fun. But local officials say it was an improper use of city property. Abc's nick watt has the story. Reporter: The beat is irresistible. ♪ Reporter: The giddyup dance moves, infectious. ♪ Reporter: The nation is taking its collective caboose, "gangnam style." At t naval academy. ♪ "saturday night live." ♪ even here, on "gma." ♪ but when the lifeguards of el monte, california, posted their "gangnam" parody on youtube. ♪ all 13 of them, plus a supervisor, were fired. We just wanted to do it for fun. And to commemorate our summer. We never thought it would have blown up to something like this. Reporter: There was a clear unauthorized use of city resources, reads the statement issued by city officials. Including, city-issued uniforms. There's a facebook page and an online petition, backed by thousands, pleading for reinstatement. And now, psy, the south korean, who busts those moves, he's knee-deep in the brouhaha, speaking out to mtv news. I'm begging you to do not fire these. Reporter: Last night, el monte city council listened to ernest pleas from the lifeguards. All of the employees fired are good employees. It's a case of the punishment not fitting the crime. Reporter: In solidarity, I've been gansing "gangnam style" all office in my office. On company property. Hopefully I won't get fired. For "good morning america," nick watt, abc news, los angeles.
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