Independent music star Ariel Pink was dropped from his record label after attending President Trump’s gathering – although he denied storming the Capitol, saying he went to take a nap.
Label Mexican Summer made the announcement Friday amid backlash after “Baby” boasted of supporting Trump in the Wednesday rally in Washington, DC that preceded the riots.
“Due to recent events, Mexican Summer and his staff decided to end their business relationship with Ariel Rosenberg AKA Ariel Pink moving forward,” The New York-based record company tweeted Friday.
The singer openly expected a backlash, though he insisted he was asleep when rioters stormed the Capitol.
“I attended the gathering in the lawn of the White House and went back to the hotel and took a nap. Case is closed.” Tweet Thursday Who supported him on the march alongside fellow independent musician John Moss, and insisted that he was against “violent confrontation or rioting”.
Soon the decision to drop him, solely due to his political leanings, was considered “the abolition of culture” at its worst and “biblical intolerance”.
“He went to a rally for the gods,” one of them said Supportive response To his previous name, while others indicated that he was not accused of anything illegal.
“Drop a great artist to have an opinion that says more about your brand than an artist,” A fan wrote.
“You’re crushing openness, restraining free-thinkers and fostering a culture that inhibits creativity.”
Others suggested it was “It is clearly illegal.”
“Do you expel anyone with different beliefs?” One commenter asked, noting that she had opened a “clear lawsuit” for the Los Angeles-based singer.