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Ariel Pink Dropped by Label After Attending Pro-Trump Rally at White House

Ariel Pink
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Ariel Pink pictured on stage as he performs at Todays Festival 2018 in Turin, Italy.

Mexican Summer has removed Ariel Pink from its roster following his attendance at a pro-Trump rally outside the White House on Wednesday (Jan. 6).

The record label announced its decision via Twitter on Friday (Jan. 8), writing, "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 was set to release Odditties Sodomies Vol. 1, Sit n’ SpinOdditties Sodomies Vol. 3, and Scared Famous/FF>> later this month, marking the final installments of its “Ariel Archives” series.

Billboard has reached out to both Mexican Summer and Pink's reps for comment.

On Wednesday, documentary filmmaker Alex Lee Moyer posted a now-private Instagram picture of her with Pink and John Maus lounging on a hotel bed with the caption, "the day we almost died but instead had a great time." She also posted a video of Maus watching crowds at the U.S. Capitol, where a crowd of Trump supporters violently stormed the building.

Pink clarified on Twitter that he was not a part of the mob because "I don't and never have advocated for violent confrontation or rioting."

"I was in dc to peacefully show my support for the president," he added. "i attended the rally on the white house lawn and went back to hotel and took a nap. case closed."

He continued arguing with Twitter user @yerbalove late into the night after she reposted Moyer's photo. See below.