Is this woman on Maury actually Ted Cruz? If that's true, it has some serious implications:
Eat your heart out, Jared Leto.
Stryper is a Christian metal hair band that found some mainstream success in the 80s. And Ted Cruz looks exactly like the led singer, Michael Sweet.
Could he secretly be the frontman of this band, probably, but no one knows for sure. Michael Sweet has acknowledged the resemblance (kind of):
But it seems like he isn't that happy about the comparison and his fans DEFINITELY aren't. The Daily Dot posted this rant by a fan that was posted in the Facebook group Stryper Strong and has now been deleted:
Ok, we've all now seen at least a dozen times the Ted Cruz looks like Michael in one photo from 1983. I've been tagged, had it forwarded to me and have deleted countless postings on the Stryper page that I am webmaster for. First, stop it! Second, it's making fun of the band and my best friends. Third, it's making fun of anyone who dares be a fan (in other words....YOU). I don't like ANY of that! I discussed this with Michael the day he posted it and the only reason he posted was because of the free press that comes from it. He didn't like the post either and removed the original persons name from it. It has now grown to the point of being ridiculous. So, can I ask everyone to not post it anymore and to move on? Can we all agree on that? Can I get a like or comment of agreement on this? Sorry, it isn't funny anymore. (Never was).
Whether he's ready to "move on" or not, Sweet is certainly embracing the extra publicity:
Or should we say, Ted Cruz is embracing the publicity?
Take a look behind the scenes of presidential campaign commercial production in this awkward video!
The footage comes from a reel of uncut material published by Cruz for use by Super PACs in political ads. Super PACs are independently funded political action committees who support candidates indirectly through those ads you see on tv every election year. You know, the ones that come with that "paid for by the people for candidate x" disclaimer at the end of every commercial. Candidates are legally not allowed to coordinate with these independent committees on campaign ads, so they release footage of themselves on sites like YouTube. This means the video is in the public domain and becomes fair game not only for Super PACs to use, but in this case for CNN to put together into a delightfully awkward super cut.