He shot to fame in the 1970s as the rebellious, hellraising frontman of iconic punk band the Sex Pistols, before going on to form PiL (Public Image Ltd).
And John Lydon, 62, looked worlds away from his anarchist roots recently, when he was spotted sporting a red Make America Great Again T-shirt, seemingly throwing his support behind US President Donald Trump.
The British-born rocker, who said that he 'believed in' former President Barack Obama when he took American citizenship in 2013, was seen wearing the top as he puffed on a cigarette ahead of performing with his band PiL at a gig in New Orleans.
Cigarette break: John Lydon was recently spotted enjoying a cigarette break ahead of performing with his band, PiL (Public Image Ltd) in New Orleans
Donning gold earrings and wearing his hair in a quiff, the Anarchy in the U.K. rocker looked relaxed as he leaned out of a building window at the venue to puff away.
The star, also known as Johnny Rotten choice of attire is possibly in support of Trump, despite him saying ahead of the property magnate's November 2016 election that he doubted his bid for the White House would be successful.
Slogan: US President Donald Trump used Make America Great Again as his campaign slogan, ahead of winning the presidential election in November 2016
'It’s a minority at best that support him, and it’s so hateful and ignorant. I agree with the basic principle that we’re all fed up with politicians, but you can’t replace them with businessmen, which is surely the more corrupt form!
‘It’s deeply ironic and sad that people resort to running to a businessman – and one who is famous for managing to bankrupt a casino/hotel. How do you do that? Surely it’s the biggest money earner in the world!
‘But people still can’t see the wood for the trees there. Everything instinctively tells me that he is a wrong’un – and I think he’s just one short temper away from World War Three, that fella!’