Indie musician Ariel Pink dropped by record label after attending Trump rally
The musician has confirmed that he attended the Trump rally on Wednesday, but says he was not there when the mob forced their way into the Capitol building
Indie rock star Ariel Pink has been dropped by his record label after it emerged he attended the pro-Donald Trump rally in Washington on Wednesday.
Mexican Summer tweeted that they would stop working with the artist, real name Ariel Rosenberg, on Friday.
Due to recent events, Mexican Summer and its staff have decided to end our working relationship with Ariel Rosenberg AKA Ariel Pink moving forward.
— Mexican Summer (@MexicanSummer) January 8, 2021
"Due to recent events, Mexican Summer and its staff have decided to end our working relationship with Ariel Rosenberg AKA Ariel Pink moving forward," the label confirmed in a tweet.
Ariel Pink has confirmed that he attended the Donald Trump's rally in front of The White House on Wednesday but says he left before Trump supports forced their way into the Capitol building.
Fellow indie musician John Maus, who has collaborated with Rosenberg, has also come under fire for attending the rally.
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 hotel and took a nap. case closed
— Ariel Pink (@arielxpink) January 7, 2021
proof that both @JOHNMAUS @arielxpink were at there. never once did one of these artists express ñ their solidarity for the BLM movement. it’s crazy how indie artists claim to follow this alternative lifestyle, yet express such traditional and archaic views. https://t.co/rxLizhipOO
— ceci (@yerbalover) January 7, 2021
trump and his team are THE geniuses of our time
— Ariel Pink (@arielxpink) October 2, 2020
Ariel Pink has been recording music since the late 1990s, but came to prominence with his 2010 album Before Today, which was critically acclaimed upon its release.
He has collaborated with many well-known artists including Miley Cyrus, Charli XCX and Sky Ferreira.