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Fired El Monte lifeguards to make appeal to City Council

Thursday, September 13, 2012
An El Monte lifeguard is seen underwater during a video the group made using the popular Gangnam Style song. The lifeguards were later fired for making the video.

An El Monte lifeguard is seen underwater during a video the group made using the popular 'Gangnam Style' song. The lifeguards were later fired for making the video. (KABC Photo)

A group of El Monte lifeguards fired for spoofing a popular music video are planning to take their fight to the City Council.

The group got in trouble for its version of a the song, "Gangnam Style," by Korean pop singer PSY. The young lifeguards thought it would be a fun way to remember the summer, but city officials weren't amused and fired them.

The group plans to make a direct appeal to the City Council next week, in the hopes of getting their jobs back.

At least one council member favors the idea. The lifeguards also started a Facebook page, which has already generated more than 12,000 "likes."

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