Ariel Pink is the latest guest on "Alexi in Bed", a Youtube show in which host Alexi Wasser performs interviews while sitting in bed with her subjects. In one segment of their interview, Wasser begins by asking Pink about the time he got maced—an incident he Tweeted about in the summer of 2013. The story he tells is... not flattering, to say the least. You can watch it below, via Stereogum.
Hell Hath Fury. On Sunday I was maced in cold blood on Sunset. Come to a half hr later, cracked windshield van on life support.— Ariel Pink (@arielxpink) July 8, 2013
"I got maced by a feminist," he begins before adding, "hashtag hate crime," which prompts Wasser to roll her eyes. As he tells it, he went home with a girl after a party. "She was young, she was nice, I thought everything was cool," he says. "She talked about her dad all night—and, I listened, whatever." She called him a "saggy Kurt Cobain" and a "saggy Mr. Burns."
But the morning after—following a night in which they didn't "do it," as Pink says—he offered to grab lunch, and they stopped to get a smoothie beforehand. Standing in line for the smoothies, a dispute arose over who was supposed to pay. "You know, women's lib, all that kind of stuff, she makes her own money, she can fucking pay for her own lunch," he says. "But: I suggested it, I never offered to pay for lunch."
"Basically, she thought she had me wrapped around her finger because I listened to her daddy," he continues. "This is my psychological evaluation. She wanted to bitch me out in public because she's like, 'I got a good one. I got a great Kurt Cobain wannabe and he's respectful of women and I can shame him in public. This is just the guy I want.'"
He continues, "So I let her shout at the top of her lungs at me for a long time, then I said something like, 'Shut your mouth, little girl, respect your elders, and fucking get out of here.'"
Then, everything went to hell. Pink attempted to leave the scene ("Ariel, your fault for wanting to hang out with young girls"), but was followed by the girl, who maced him while yelling "take that you bitch", broke his car's windshield and rearview mirrors, and used her keys to scratch "asshole" into the side of his car.
The kicker? Pink says he went home with her because she didn't know who he was—because he was flattered that she saw him as "a piece of meat." This doesn't happen, as he tells Wasser, as girls usually want to sleep with him because he's "a genius." ("Which really means 'idiot.')
Watch another segment of the interview: