Indie music star Ariel Pink has been dropped from his file label after attending the President Trump rally — regardless that he denied storming the Capitol, saying he went to take a nap.
Label Mexican Summer season made the announcement Friday amid backlash after thje “Child” bragged about supporting Trump at Wednesday’s rally in Washington, DC that preceded the riots.
“Resulting from latest occasions, Mexican Summer season and its employees have determined to finish our working relationship with Ariel Rosenberg AKA Ariel Pink shifting ahead,” the New York-based file label tweeted Friday.
The singer had brazenly anticipated a backlash, regardless that he insisted he was sleeping when rioters stormed the Capitol.
“I attended the rally on the white home garden and went again to resort and took a nap. case closed,” he tweeted Thursday of his assist on the rally alongside fellow indie musician John Maus, insisting he was in opposition to “violent confrontation or rioting.”
The choice to drop him only for his political leanings was shortly tipped as “cancel tradition” at its worst and “textbook bigotry.”
“He went to a rally for gods sake,” one supporter replied to his former label, whereas others famous he had not been accused of something unlawful.
“Dropping an ideal artist for talking his thoughts says extra about your label than it does the artist,” one fan wrote.
“You’re squelching open-mindedness, restraining free thinkers and selling a tradition that inhibits creativity.”
Others even instructed it was “clearly unlawful.”
“Do you hearth anybody with completely different beliefs?” one commentator requested, suggesting it opened a “clear lower lawsuit” for the Los Angeles-based singer.