A recent picture of UK punk rock legend John “Johnny Rotten” Lyden sporting a “Make America Great Again” shirt is quickly going viral.
The 62-year-old “Sex Pistols” frontman was spotted wearing his MAGA shirt while smoking a cigarette before a recent show in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Lyden has previously voiced his support for Trump, noting his disapproval of the mainstream media’s coverage of his presidency.
“What I dislike, is the left-wing media in America trying to smear the bloke as a racist,” said Lyden, who said “that’s completely not true.”
Like some 16 year-old Tumblr cliche knows what punk is. Hey, kid! Try saying that to Johnny Ramone (I know. RIP) or Glenn Danzig. Oh, and just for fun: here's Johnny Rotten in a MAGA shirt! pic.twitter.com/DyjSLqFhlj
— Spooky Mr. Jeremy Turn… BOO! (@MrJeremyTurner) February 26, 2019
From The Daily Mail UK:
Former Sex Pistols frontman has been causing anarchy in the USA after he was caught sporting a Make America Great Again T-shirt as he puffed on a cigarette.
John Lyden, best known for his alter ego Johnny Rotten, was snapped as he leaned out of a window at New Orleans’ Civic Theatre where his band Public Image Ltd were due to play.
Lydon, 62, showed his support for president Donald Trump by donning the controversial Trump t-shirt, also known as MAGA.
Lydon, from London who now lives in Los Angeles, is best known for his anarchic behaviour and ironic wit as one the founders of the punk movement in 1975.
The God Save The Queen singer, who is a US citizen, has publicly backed president Trump and revealed that he could be even be a ‘possible friend’.
The singer dubbed Mr Trump ‘a complicated fellow’ in an interview on ITV Britian, adding: ‘As one journalist once said to me, is he the political Sex Pistol? In a way.
‘What I dislike is the left-wing media in America are trying to smear the bloke as a racist and that’s completely not true.’
The star has previously said he ‘believed’ in former president Barrack Obama became an American citizen due to his policies.
And despite his defense of the current Republican president, the anarchic star has revealed he angered him when he stepped on Melania Trump’s dress while at a party.
He told The Sun: ‘It was years ago I met Donald Trump where he was huffing and puffing at some charity do in New York.
‘I have a habit in doing this, which I don’t do deliberately, but if women insist on wearing dresses that are ten miles long then I will accidently put my foot on it.
‘So I stood on his wife’s dress and he spun around and was giving it all the tough-guy stuff.’