JAMIROQUAI frontman Jay Kay has been forced to deny he was a member of the violent mob who stormed the US Capitol – after fans compared him to QAnon quack Jake Angeli.
The British funk band were trending on Twitter during the chaos as users discussed the similarities between the ridiculous riot gear Angeli, 32, wore and Jay Kay's extraordinary outfits during his heyday.
Kay, 51, posted a video on Twitter adopting a Southern American accent, and assured fans he was not present at the protests.
"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."
The Grammy award-winning artist wrote alongside the video: "Good Morning Washington, loving the headgear, but not sure that's my crowd. Stay safe everyone."
One of the most memorable rioters was Angeli, known as the "QAnon Shaman", who was photographed wearing horns and a fur inside the Capitol, and even in the Senate chambers.
QAnon, an extremely controversial far-right group, believe Satan-worshipping pedophiles run a global child sex-trafficking ring and plot against President Donald Trump.
While Trump supporters sieged the Capitol building as Congress met to certify Joe Biden as President of the United States, pictures began to emerge of the protestors.
The heavily-tattooed Angeli was seen shirtless with his face painted red, white and blue in a similar style to the Confederate flag.
Twitter users began to compare the overzealous protestor to Jay Kay's colourful attire in Jamiroquai's heyday.
Many commented on his uncanny resemblance to Kay, writing "Poor Jamiroquai! What's happened man?"
One posted: "A lot of our darkest fears and predictions came true yesterday – but no one foresaw that Jamiroquai would storm the Capitol."
Another joked, "Its Virtual Insanity right now in Washington #jamiroquai", in reference to the bands hit song 'Virtual Insanity'.
It is believed Angeli is a well-recognised rioter for more than just his eccentric outfit – he is reportedly a fixture at many pro-Trump rallies over the last year.
Before storming the building he was seen speaking to crowds of Trump supporters and screaming: "Thank you President Trump! Thank you Q! America, land of the free home of the brave!"
The incident halted the vote of Congress convened to certify President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory.
At least four people are dead and several others were seriously injured during the violent siege, although order has now been restored.
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