Johnny Rotten, lead singer of the Sex Pistols, has made his choice in the 2020 presidential election. The punk rock singer, who was born John Lyndon, officially endorsed Donald Trump, calling him the only “sensible choice.”
“I’d be daft as a brush not to,” Rotten told The Guardian. “He’s the only sensible choice now that [Democratic presidential nominee Joe] Biden is up — he’s incapable of being the man at the helm.”
Previously, Rotten endorsed Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in their bids for the presidency. He said he doesn’t believe in party lines or political groups. He decided to make his choice based on the actions and beliefs of a candidate. Rotten said he will be voting for Trump and also took the opportunity to show off his MAGA cap.
“It’s taken too far, though,” Rotten said. “Death by committee, trying to slam your dictates into another person’s face. That’s not healthy… If I’m wrong, I’m highly capable of correcting that. I’ve done that many times and I’ve had to. That’s why I love debate and conversation, because you learn from it. Don’t become entrenched in one opinion and get stuck there forever.”
He also added, “I’m an individual – I think for myself – I think quite a lot of us are.”
Johnny Rotten formed Sex Pistols in 1975.
Rotten formed the British punk rock band The Sex Pistols in 1975. The group was influential in forming the punk rock genre. After three years, the band broke up but reunited for reunion tours. In 2008, Kele Okereke of Bloc Party claimed Rotten’s entourage made racist remarks. The remarks happened during a backstage fight at a reunion appearance.
Rotten found the allegations “shocking.” According to Fox News, Rotten’s grandchildren are mixed race. The punk rocker has also supported Rock Against Racism and came out in support of police reform after George Floyd.
“There’s not anyone I know anywhere that wouldn’t say that wasn’t ghastly,” he said in reference to Floyd. “Absolutely! It doesn’t mean all police are nasty or all white folk are racist. Because all lives matter.”
Recently, Rotten has been taking care of his wife, Nora Forster, who has Alzheimer’s disease. The couple has been married since 1979.
[H/T: Fox News]