after few days Attend a rally This led to a fatal right-wing mutiny in the U.S. Capitol, Los Angeles freelance musician Ariel Pink attempted to defend his actions on Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s Thursday show.
“I had no other choice, I have nothing else to do,” Pink said, looking shaky and nervous. “I can’t even afford my lawyer now.”
Pink, an acclaimed but hostile element of the experimental Los Angeles music scene, has become the unlikely hero of a far-right martyr, after pictures emerged of him attending the “Stop the Steal” rally on January 6 (with fellow local avant-garde artist John Maus).
Within hours, Pink was dropped by being called Mexican Summer and underwent a backlash from fans. “Due to recent events, the Mexican Summer and his staff decided to end their business relationship with AKA Ariel Pink in order to move forward,” the label said in a statement after the march.
Pink was previously featured on Fox News in 2013, and he recently expressed support for Trump. “I simply think Trump is the only thing standing in the way of a total meltdown. False psychologists seeking the Biden / Harris presidency terrify me even more,” he wrote in December
But in Carlson’s show, Pink tried to explain his presence at a rally that ended with a violent mob of supporters of President Trump, who took the seat of government with the blockade.
“I went to the White House to see our president, I went to the hotel, took a nap, and the end of the story,” he said, claiming that he was not in the position of trying to overthrow the American government. “I was there for a peaceful march, that’s all I had.”
Carlson tried to direct the topic again to the left “cancellation” of Pink. “You did the most offensive thing, you came out as a public supporter of Trump … When did you discover that your career was ruined?
“I can’t walk around at this point,” Pink said, hanging his head. “It leaves me destitute and in the street.” “I’m kind of amazed right now and I don’t know what to do. My family receives death threats. The hatred is overflowing. People are so mean. I feel terrified.”
(On the same day as the gathering, between you too He lost a lawsuit In Los Angeles Superior Court when a judge rejected his attempt to obtain a restraining order against his ex-girlfriend, Charlotte Ercole Coe, who accused him of emotional and sexual assault.)
Carlson, in the interview, seemed to realize he was dealing with an unexpected MAGA martyr character from the edge of LA experimental music. “You’re risking being on this show, why would you do that?” Asked.
“I have no other way,” Pink said. “What will I do?”
This story originally appeared Los Angeles Times.