If you've seen the picture of him with a MAGA t-shirt that was recently unearthed (but actually dated from several years ago), you won't be surprised to hear of John Lydon aka Johnny Rotten's political views.
In a wide-ranging new interview, the Sex Pistols and PiL frontman - who lives in California and is a full-time carer for his wife Nora, who has Alzheimer's - says that he will be voting for Trump, and expressed sympathy with the US president for being called 'racist'.
Lydon told The Observer that he'd be “daft as a brush not to [vote for Trump]. He’s the only sensible choice now that Biden is up – he’s incapable of being the man at the helm."
Perhaps unsurprisingly, he is also a supporter of Brexit and also spoke about his 'shock' being labelled a racist several years ago, when Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke accused him and his entourage of a racially-motivated attack backstage at a festival. He expressed sympathy for Trump, saying “I’ve been accused of the very same thing, so I’m offended for anybody who’s called that.”
However, when asked about George Floyd's death sparking the recent surge of support for Black Lives Matter, he said: “There’s not anyone I know anywhere that wouldn’t say that wasn’t ghastly. Absolutely! It doesn’t mean all police are nasty or all white folk are racist. Because all lives matter."
Read the full interview here.