The Jamiroquai frontman Jay Kay has responded to some fans who compared him unfavorably to a member of the violent mob who stormed the US Capitol wearing horns and a fur.
The ’90’s funk-acid band trended on Twitter because of the apparent similarities between the British singer’s once trademark look and the Make America Great Again supporter bedecked with horns, for some unapparent reason.
51-year-old Jay assumed a sourthern drawl to say “Good morning world. Now some of you may be thinking you saw me in Washington last night but I’m afraid I wasn’t with all those freaks.”
He wrote: “Good Morning Washington, loving the headgear, but not sure that’s my crowd. Stay safe everyone.”
As chaos raged in the Capitol building, photographers captured images of one shirtless rioter, wearing horns and a fur, with his face painted in the red, white and blue.
Twitter users spotted his resemblance to Kay, with one sharing side-by-side photos of the pair and writing: “Poor Jamiroquai! What’s happened man?”
Trump supporters breached barricades and occupied the Capitol, clashing with police as tear gas was dispersed and one woman died after being shot.
Jay Kay is also keen to tour again but alas is only too aware how unlikely that is “We would like to get back out on the road but of course we can’t because we are locked down, I haven’t seen the band for ages so big hug to all them.
“Covid-19 still going on, however the way we treat our animals, farming them, caging them, all the rest of it, we are just going to keep getting this again and again so hopefully we will try and learn our lesson.”
Whoever came up with this really should take a bow, it's brilliant pic.twitter.com/tnjSZ895Iz
— Terri Teresa Anne (@Hufenpuff) January 7, 2021