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Singer spouts conspiracy theory involving US President and 'Bangerz' singer

Korn singer Jonathan Davis has accused Barack Obama of using Miley Cyrus as a media puppet to distract people from “what’s going on” in the US.

Davis has been critical of the US President in the past, and memorably described him as “an Illuminati puppet” who had “dragged the country down to the worst it’s ever been” in 2011.

Now, speaking on The Alex Jones Show, Davis has suggested that Obama manipulates the media in an attempt to ensure people’s attentions are more focused on trivial issues such as the antics of Miley Cyrus rather than pressing political concerns.

“It seems really sad that everybody’s so asleep and oblivious to the fact that the country uses the media to capture people’s attention or take away from the fact that what’s going on with our country,” he said. “It really freaked me out when the whole Miley Cyrus thing was going on, and when that went down, Barack passed the new law that he can imprison anyone he wants and he doesn’t have to charge them. He can keep them as long as he wants.”

Speaking more generally about the US and the recent NSA surveillance controversy, meanwhile, he said: “I’m just worried about my privacy and my children’s privacy. This being America, we’re supposed to be the ‘land of the free’, and it’s becoming a police state.

“I think we’ve already got cameras everywhere,” he added. “You can’t tell me that there’s no backdoors for everybody to see, so that the powers that be can see what we’re doing and watch what we’re doing at all times. And I’m not comfortable with that. And I think it needs to go. And they’re building that huge-ass building, NSA is, for all the spying, and it’s just gonna get worse and worse.”

Korn released their last studio album, titled ‘The Paradigm Shift’, in October 2013. The follow-up to 2010’s dubstep-influenced ‘The Path Of Totality’, it was the band’s first LP It to feature original guitarist Brian Welch since their 2003 effort ‘Take A Look In The Mirror’.