Label Mexican Summer made the announcement on Friday amid backlash after “Baby” bragged about his support for Trump at Wednesday’s rally in Washington, DC, which preceded the riots.
“Due to recent events, Mexican Summer and her staff have decided to end our working relationship with Ariel Rosenberg AKA Ariel Pink to move forward,” the The New York label tweeted Friday.
The singer had openly anticipated a backlash, even though he insisted he was sleeping when rioters stormed the Capitol.
“I attended the rally on the White House Lawn and went back to the hotel and took a nap. case closed, ”he tweeted Thursday for his support at the rally alongside fellow freelance musician John Maus, insisting he was against “violent confrontation or riots”.
The decision to drop him just for his political leanings was quickly branded as “canceling culture” at its worst and “textbook bigotry.”
“He went to a gathering for the love of the gods”, a supporter replied to his old label, while others have noted that he had not been accused of anything illegal.
“Letting down a great artist for saying what he thinks says more about your label than about the artist,” a fan wrote.
“You stifle open-mindedness, restrict free thinkers, and promote a culture that inhibits creativity.”
Others even suggested that it was “Clearly illegal. “
“Are you firing someone with different beliefs?” a commentator asked, suggesting he had opened a “clear trial” for the Los Angeles-based singer.