Earlier today, the heavily painted, Viking-esque QAnon supporter who stormed the Capitol was identified as Jake Angeli, 32, a longtime Trump enthusiast.
That didn’t stop the Twitterverse from thinking it was possibly Jamiroquai lead singer Jay Kay who was part of the rioters.
The “Virtual Insanity” singer was forced to deny that he was part of the insurrection after he began trending on social media.
Twitter users noted the resemblance of one of the rioter’s Viking horns to Kay’s flamboyant headgear that he often donned while performing.
Kay, 51, also posted a video in which he said in an exaggerated American twang, “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.”
HA! Good to know, good to know.
He then switched to his native British accent and wished everyone a happy new year and thanks for the birthday messages.
Kay noted that the U.K is once again under lockdown due to COVID-19 and added, “The way we treat our animals, farming them, caging them, all the rest of it, we’re just going to keep getting this again and again. Hopefully we’ll try and learn our lesson.”
Good Morning Washington, loving the headgear, but not sure that's my crowd. Stay safe everyone, J xxx pic.twitter.com/8Fuime28cc— Jamiroquai (@JamiroquaiHQ) January 7, 2021
(Jay Kay photo: MediaPunch)