Musician Ariel Pink dropped out of his record label “Mexican Summer” after attending a rally in the White House on Wednesday in support of President Donald Trump, which led to the Capitol riot that left five dead.
“Due to recent events, Mexican Summer and its staff have decided to end our working relationship with Ariel Rosenberg, also known as Ariel Pink, to move forward,” the label wrote on Friday.
After he and fellow indie musician John Mausbing were spotted at a DC rally in photos circulating on social media, Pink said he attended the White House event but denied joining the MAGA crowd storming the Capitol. .
“I was on dc to peacefully show my support for the president,” Twitter wrote on Thursday in response to a user calling for the event. “I attended the rally on the lawn of the White House and returned to the hotel and took a nap. the case is closed “
Representatives of Mexican Summer, who released Pink’s 2017 album “Dedicated to Bobby Jameson” and had to release remastered versions of their albums “Odditties Sodomies Vol. 1, “Sit n ‘Spin”, “Scared Famous / FF >>” and “Odditties Sodomies Vol. 3 ”on January 29, did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment on their decision to abandon Pink or what their plans are for reissues now.
A Pink spokesman did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.
Trump supporters descended on the country’s capital at his suggestion and with his encouragement earlier this week. On Wednesday, the House and Senate convened in a joint session to certify the election of President-elect Joe Biden, although some Republicans have previously signaled they will object by joining Trump, who has unreasonably claimed for two months that widespread fraud led to Biden’s Victory. The riots that erupted in the Capitol in the middle of the vote were part of a larger protest against certification.