During the Fox News appearance, the artist — who was recently identified as one of the individuals present in the U.S. Capital on the day of the deadly pro-Trump riot — explained that he has become the latest so-called victim of cancel culture, which has eroded his ability to earn money through records sales.
"I can't tour either at this point," he said. "So it pretty much leaves me destitute and on the street. I'm sort of overwhelmed right now and I don't know exactly what to do."
"You're taking a huge risk coming on this show," Carlson responded. "Why are you doing it?"
"I don't have any other recourse," the singer-songwriter replied. "What am I gonna do? Am I gonna be able to get my statement out in magazines? Right now the narrative is being pushed, and there's not very many people that are gonna 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 gonna do. I had no choice. There's nothing else for me to do. I can't even afford my lawyer right now."
While Pink did not dispute the result of the American election, he did say that he thought Democrats were being "sore winners" and had succumbed to "cancel culture."
During the interview, Pink failed to bring up his ongoing legal case with Charlotte Ercoli Coe, who has accused him of both physical and sexual abuse. The events of that ongoing case date back years, yet it only surfaced in the media yesterday (January 14).
Watch the interview below, where you can also find some of Twitter's reactions to Pink's appearance on the show.
maga chuds: "let's all support a true patriot & listen to ariel pink!"— this heaven gives me migraine 🏳️🌈 (@disco_socialist) January 15, 2021
ariel pink: pic.twitter.com/UcalTbTCbf
If MAGA dudes are really getting into Ariel Pink to own the libs, then I'd suggest they start with Before Today and work their way back thru the earlier material, rather than jumping straight into The Doldrums. pic.twitter.com/tu80QhIfYC— Charles (@charlesfare) January 15, 2021
when MAGA presses play on any ariel pink song pic.twitter.com/zH52Ny0JlX— Simone Weil OnlyFans (@unhinged_adult) January 15, 2021
there is nothing funnier to me than imagining some MAGA mom trying to listen to ariel pink driving around her awful kids in a big ass suburban— christina (@floozyesq) January 15, 2021
All of our conservative relatives forcing themselves to listen to Ariel Pink's terrible music to own the libs this morning. pic.twitter.com/12zAULjL3j— sHAYNE mATHIS (@MetalShayne2000) January 15, 2021
Ariel Pink fans before 2021 vs Ariel Pink fans after 2021 pic.twitter.com/jljNhOntBe— i 🧠👂🏻✨🌛🌞🌿 (@_eccemono) January 15, 2021
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti pic.twitter.com/0GaXhUE1SC— Thom (@thomdenson) January 15, 2021
so glad MAGA bros now have to carry the burden of pretending to like Ariel Pink instead of me— rrita 🃏 (@furbybridgers) January 15, 2021
Waking up to ariel pink crying on fox news pic.twitter.com/T9IjuazVny— 🐈riin (@balticbabe97) January 15, 2021
Honestly, I'll admit it, a decade ago I would not have guessed Grimes would be a billionaire and Ariel Pink would be supporting Trump on Tucker Carlson.— brandonstosuy (@brandonstosuy) January 15, 2021
maga dudes after listening to ariel pink - loverboy for 5 mins pic.twitter.com/5hPpx0E9bl— Samtastic Mr Cox (@sam___cox) January 15, 2021
When there are no Ariel Pink CDs at the Walmart super store. pic.twitter.com/dopCJNgEdo— Followers For Algernon (@bonerhitler) January 15, 2021