Jamiroquai's Jay Kay is forced to DENY he was at the Capitol protests

Jamiroquai's Jay Kay is forced to DENY he was at the Capitol protests

01/07/2021

‘Love the headgear, but that’s not my crowd!’ Jamiroquai’s Jay Kay is forced to deny he was at the Capitol protests after fans compare him to tattooed Trump supporter

  • The singer, 51, tweeted a playful video joking that the Washington rioters ‘aren’t his crowd’
  • It came after a fan posted a throwback snap of Jay in his signature hat, alongside a heavily tattooed protester
  • Supporters of President Trump violently stormed the U.S. Capitol to protest his election loss to President-elect Joe Biden , leading to the death of four 
  • Authorities lost control as rioters entered the Capitol building vandalising and trespassing, with some of the MAGA mob making it in to Nancy Pelosi’s office 
  • Trump has now promised an ‘orderly transition’ of power after Biden’s election win was finally certified by Congress

Jamiroquai star Jay Kay was forced to deny he was at the Washington riots on Thursday after fans compared him to a tattooed supporter who was pictured at the protests.

The singer, 51, joked that while he was a fan of protester’s furry headgear, it ‘wasn’t his crowd’ who violently stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday.

Many stars have condemned President Donald Trump after he urged supporters to protest against his election loss to Joe Biden at the Capitol Building in Washington, leading to the death of four and terrified politicians scrambling to safety.

That’s not me! Jamiroquai star Jay Kay, 51, was forced to deny he was at the Washington riots on Thursday after fans compared him to a tattooed supporter who was pictured at the protests

Jay posted a video to Twitter clarifying his whereabouts after one fan posted a throwback snap of him alongside a heavily-tattooed Trump supporter.

They posted the caption: ‘Poor Jamiroquai! What’s happened man?’

Jay addressed fans’ outrage that he’d attended the protest, by clarifying the MAGA supporter, who has since been identified at Jake Angeli, wasn’t him. 

What? The singer joked that the protesters ‘aren’t his crowd’ after a fan compared him to the tattooed MAGA supporter who stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday


Spitting image? A fan tweeted a throwback snap of Jay Kay (left) next to the protester Jake Angeli, who has been a fixture at Far Right demonstrations (right)

In his Twitter video, Jay put on an American accent and said: ‘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 went onto to offer his support to fans in lockdown, and his band who he hadn’t seen for weeks, and thanked his followers for their birthday wishes after turning 51 last month.

Jay captioned his video: ‘Good Morning Washington, loving the headgear, but not sure that’s my crowd. Stay safe everyone, J xxx.’

The tattooed protester has become a fixture at far-right protests thanks to his eye-catching appearance, with horns, a fur hat and US-themed face paint.

Not me! Jay addressed fans’ outrage that he’d attended the protest, by clarifying the MAGA supporter, who has since been identified at Jake Angeli, wasn’t him

Nope: Jay put on an American accent and said: ‘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’

Stay strong! He went onto to offer his support to fans in lockdown, and his band who he hadn’t seen for weeks, and thanked his followers for their birthday wishes after turning 51 last month

Authorities lost control as rioters entered the Capitol building vandalising and trespassing, with some of the MAGA mob making it in to Nancy Pelosi’s office. 

A number of celebrities have since urged politicians to invoke the 25th amendment – which legislates for the Vice President to take control if the Commander-in-Chief is ‘unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office’ – and end his term two weeks early.

The protests came in tandem with the Republican congressional dispute of the election results ahead of Biden’s planned inauguration January 20. 

Twitter suspended Trump’s account after a series of tweets that did little to quell the ongoing violence.

Grotesque act: Supporters of President Donald Trump violently stormed the U.S. Capitol to protest his election loss to President-elect Joe Biden , leading to the death of four and terrified politicians scrambling to safety

‘We have required the removal of three @realDonaldTrump Tweets that were posted earlier today for repeated and severe violations of our Civic Integrity Policy,’ the social media company said. 

It continued: ‘This means that the account of @realDonaldTrump will be locked for 12 hours following the removal of these Tweets. If the Tweets are not removed, the account will remain locked.’

Trump has now promised an ‘orderly transition’ of power after Biden’s election win was finally certified by Congress. 

Terrifying: The riots took place as the US Congress convened to certify Joe Biden’s victory in the November US Presidential election

‘Lunatic’: As celebrities flooded Twitter to condemn the actions, Twitter suspended Trump’s account after a series of tweets that did little to quell the ongoing violence

Trum issued a tone-deaf statement via his aide in which he conceded defeat, while at the same time hailing the mayhem as ‘the end of the greatest first term in presidential history’.

The President also continued to dispute the election result, saying: ‘Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, there will be an orderly transition on January 20th.

‘I have always said we would continue our fight to ensure that only legal votes were counted.

‘While this represents the end of the greatest first term in presidential history, it’s only the beginning of our fight to Make America Great Again!’

Mr President: Trump has now promised an ‘orderly transition’ of power after Biden’s election win was finally certified by Congress

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