One of the bands at the Blind Pig

By The Brag | “The price for having a voice in our political process cannot be endless harassment,” Biden spokesperson says A Joe Biden campaign ad that criticized President Donald Trump’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic by highlighting a struggling bar and music venue in Ann Arbor, Michigan has been pulled from YouTube after the venue’s owner began receiving threats, the Detroit Metro Times reports.

The “Blind Pig” spot — named after the club — aired Sunday, October 18th, during an NFL game and featured owner Joe Malcoun discussing how difficult it’s been for venues, bars and restaurants to make ends meet with limited revenue during the Covid-19 pandemic, and warning that many won’t survive without federal assistance. The ad was also notable for its soundtrack, which featured music from Pixies, the Breeders and the historically ad-averse Beastie Boys.

The ad soon drew a backlash from conservatives on social media, some of whom claimed the venue’s struggles were the fault of Michigan’s Democratic Governor, Gretchen Whitmer, not Trump, because of state regulations enacted to prohibit large indoor gatherings that would facilitate the spread of Covid-19.. .

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