Words: Thomas-Bradey Riseley
Indie-pop musician Ariel Pink, real name Ariel Marcus Rosenborg, has been dropped by label Mexian Summer after admitting he was in attendance at the ‘rally’ which violently stormed Capitol Hill on the January 6.
Pink admits to being part of the large crowd which gathered for the Save America rally at the White House Ellipse but returned to his hotel before the march to the Capitol building and riot took place. Responding to criticism on Twitter, he said, “I was in DC to peacefully show my support for the President. I attended the rally on the White House lawn and went back to [the] hotel and took a nap. Case closed.” Several protestors were shot during the riot and at least one homemade explosive device was found in the grounds. Donald Trump’s encouragement and incitement of the mob has lead to complete shut-down of his social media accounts and for the impeachment process to reignite.
Although Pink is a prominent supporter of disgraced POTUS Trump, advocating for the regularly debunked claims of voter fraud, he acknowledges Joe Biden’s victory in the November 2020 election.
Mexican Summer, responsible for Pink’s last release, 2018’s ‘Dedicated To Bobby Jameson’ were set to release new Ariel Pink ‘Archives’ releases on January 29th. Pink’s behaviour was clearly not part of their PR plan.
His latest tweet doesn’t budge from his position.