Stryper Frontman Denies He Is Ted Cruz

Stryper frontman Michael Sweet would like you to know that no, he is not Ted Cruz. Sure, whatever you say, “Michael.” The theory that the Christian heavy metal musician and the Republican presidential candidate might be one and the same started gaining traction this week after author Michael Boulerice noted the physical resemblance between the two:

At first, Sweet played along.

But now it seems he’s kind of sick of being compared to Ted Cruz, which is a totally fair response to being compared to Ted Cruz.

“The whole Michael Sweet/Ted Cruz comparison came as a surprise,” Sweet told Billboard today. “I don’t see any resemblance but I’m certainly laughing at the whole thing going public and being the #1 trending story on Facebook! I do hope Ted is a Stryper fan and that he comes out to a show this year on tour. Maybe I’ll have him up for a song so we can put this whole thing to rest.”

Cruz has yet to comment on the situation, which is more than a little suspicious if you ask me. But OK, I’ll admit it, the idea that Ted Cruz and the Stryper frontman are the same person is a bit far-fetched. It’s far more likely that we’re dealing with some sort of Christian Bale in The Prestige situation here.

This isn’t the first time that rumors of Ted Cruz’s secret identity have set the internet abuzz. The theory that Cruz is secretly the Zodiac Killer is another fairly convincing one, and it became so popular that it was recently included on a major poll. According to the survey, 10% of Florida voters are confident that Cruz is the Zodiac Killer, while 27% are “not sure.”

Tags: Stryper, Ted Cruz