Ted Cruz has one question for America: are you ready to rock? The Republican presidential candidate is wrapped up in another conspiracy and this time, people think he’s secretly the lead singer for the Christian-themed rock band Stryper! Could Ted be cooler than we thought?
First, Ted Cruz, 45, was the demon from It Follows. Then, he was really the infamous Zodiac Killer. Now, the latest conspiracy involving the GOP presidential candidate involves a lot of hairspray, tight spandex pants and plenty of 1980s-style guitar solos.
“I’m not saying Ted Cruz might be the lead singer of Stryper,” author Michael Boulerice suggested on March 11, according to Billboard. “I’m saying he’s DEFINITELY the lead singer of Stryper,” he said while including a picture of the Texas senator and the 1980s Christian-themed hair metal band.
It didn’t take long for the Internet to blow up with the theory that a young Ted was the singer on albums such as To Hell With The Devil, In God We Trust and Second Coming. After all, Ted has very traditional religious views. It also looked like Ted was rocking the big hair and the band’s signature black and yellow striped gear. Yet, it turns out that the actual singer is Michael Sweet, 52, who thought the whole meme was absolutely hilarious!
“So I guess doppelgänger is Ted Cruz,” Michael tweeted on March 13. “Guess I better cancel the Stryper tour so I can focus on my campaign.” That would be a good idea, since Ted is currently in second place behind Donald Trump, 69, in the Republican presidential primary.
— Michael Boulerice (@Therealkfm) March 11, 2016
— Loudwire (@Loudwire) March 17, 2016
— MichaelSweet Stryper (@michaelhsweet) March 17, 2016
“It always amazes me how often posts that really matter never see the light of day, yet some wannabe comes along and posts something that is so ridiculous yet it goes viral?” Michael told The Daily Dot. “If I’m the real Ted Cruz, then maybe Robert [Sweet] is Donald Trump, Tim [Gaines] is Hillary Clinton and Oz [Fox] is Marco Rubio?” A hair metal band composed of presidential candidates? Awesome! Wait, does that mean Bernie Sanders, 74, is secretly Ozzy Osbourne, 67?
Ted has yet to deny that he was a Christian-themed hair metal lead singer. He has said that he’s not the demon from the horror movie It Follows, though he should get around to squashing the theory that he’s really the Zodiac Killer. Nearly 40% of Florida voters thought that Ted was the infamous murder (maybe that’s why he lost the state to Donald?) Maybe if he rocks some Stryper at his next political rally, it’ll help him win more delegates?
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Does Ted look like the lead singer of Stryper?