L.A. musician Ariel Pink, who was dropped by his label for attending the Pro-Trump rally at the Capitol Jan. 6, joined ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ Thursday saying he is “destitute” as a result of cancel culture.
Pink said he attended the President’s speech on Jan. 6 and afterwards, went back to his hotel room to take a nap.
Articles were then released, falsely accusing Pink of attending the Capitol riot later that day.
“These articles obviously placed me at the siege, which I was not at,” Pink told Carlson. “And of course I don’t advocate for violence at all… I was there for a peaceful rally. That’s all it was to me. But there was no fact-checking or anything like that. 130 articles went out in the course of 24 hours. And the backlash was just… they succumbed to cancel culture.”
Pink’a label assured him they would not drop him, but a day later he received notice that the label was going to publicly drop him.
As a result, Pink can no longer record music or go on tour.
“It pretty much leaves me destitute and on the street,” Pink said.
Pink said his family has been receiving death threats all week.
“They don’t even know that I’m here. I had to sneak away because they were so terrified of me coming on TV,” he said. “The hate is just overwhelming. There’s new articles being written. People are so mean.”
“This is what I voted against. I didn’t vote so much for Trump, as against cancel culture and this environment that’s been blazing for four years is about to ramp up and get even worse.”
“You’re taking a huge risk coming on this show,” Carlson said, “Why are you doing it?”
“I don’t have any other recourse,” Pink replied. “Right now the narrative is being pushed and there’s not very many people who are going to let a counter-narrative enter into the fold. I mean there’s no nuance… I don’t know man, I don’t know what I’m going to do,” Pink said emotionally.
“I had no choice. There’s nothing else for me to do. I can’t even afford my lawyer right now.”
Carlson then asked Pink what he thought “the purpose” behind him being canceled was.
Pink responded, “I think it’s desperation and fear that’s driving this whole thing.”
“I think there’s been a very big effort to unseat the president or at least not let him have four more years, which I think is fair, I mean, he lost. And I think he lost fairly. I’m not disputing anything. Biden is perfectly fine with me as president. But I think that they’re still scared of something like that. It seems like they’re sore winners at this point. And people seem to want to kick me down as well, much like they have Trump. Kick us down when we’re down.”
“When reasonable people like you are destroyed, all of us should take notice,” Carlson concluded the interview.
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“Symone Sanders, the senior adviser and chief spokesperson for Vice President Kamala Harris, is expected to leave the White House at the end of the year, according to five administration officials familiar with the matter,” Politico reported.
In addition to Sanders, “Peter Velz, director of press operations, and Vince Evans, deputy director of the Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs in the vice president’s office, have also told others in the vice president’s office that they are leaving, according to two administration officials,” the Washington Post reported.
Earlier this week, Sanders officially announced her departure in a note to the Vice President’s team.
“I’m so grateful to the VP for her vote of confidence from the very beginning and the opportunity to see what can be unburdened by what has been. I’m grateful for [Harris chief of staff] Tina [Flournoy] and her leadership and her confidence as well,” Sanders wrote. “Every day, I arrived to the White House complex knowing our work made a tangible difference for Americans. I am immensely grateful and will miss working for her and with all of you.”
The news comes just weeks after Harris’ communications director Ashley Etienne filed her resignation.
“Ashley is a valued member of the vice president’s team, who has worked tirelessly to advance the goals of this administration,” a White House official stated. “She is leaving the office in December to pursue other opportunities.”
“Harris’ office has been beset by disorder, bad press, and, at times, internal frictions,” Politico reported, adding, “ … in recent weeks, chatter has grown increasingly loud that Harris wasn’t positioned well to be Biden’s heir apparent in 2028 or, if he opts not to run again, in 2024.”
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