Chuck Norris Denies Appearance at U.S. Capitol Riots After Photo Goes Viral
By Movieguide® Staff
Famous personality and actor Chuck Norris responded to a viral photo that supposedly pictured the actor at the Capitol Hill riots.
However, the 80-year-old took to Instagram and Twitter, where he denied the rumor of his appearance at the Capitol.
“It has come to my attention that unfortunately there was a Chuck Norris lookalike at the D.C. Capitol riots on January 6th,” Norris wrote. “It wasn’t me and I wasn’t there. Let me be clear that there is no room for violence of any kind in our society, including in the context of political protests.”
“A peaceful transition of power is fundamental to our democratic system of government,” Norris added. “I am and always will be for Law and Order. Your friend, Chuck Norris.”
The photo depicted the Norris look-alike taking a selfie with a Trump supporter in Washington, D.C. Allegedly, the picture was taken before the violence at the Capitol building began.
Norris’ manager, Erik Kritzer, confirmed that the man in the viral photo is not the martial arts star.
“This is not Chuck Norris and is a wannabe lookalike although Chuck is much more handsome,” Kritzer wrote. “Chuck remains on his ranch in Texas, where he has been with his family.”
Norris acted in many action and martial arts films over the decades and is best known for his role in the TV series WALKER, TEXAS RANGER, which ran from 1993 until 2001.
Norris took the Grace Prize® for television for his role in the “A Matter of Faith” episode of WALKER, TEXAS RANGER (CBS).