For an artist who specializes in the gentler side of indie rock, Ariel Pink has had an eventful new year.

The Los Angeles native, known to friends and family as Ariel Rosenberg, was outed as a participant in Trump’s March on the Capitol last week, though he distanced himself from the uglier scenes that were broadcast to the world.

On Twitter, he declared, “I don’t and never have advocated for violent confrontation or rioting,” and claimed he was in D.C. “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.”


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