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Music Publicist Fired For Attending Trump Rally

When Danielle Reiss attended President Trump’s campaign rally in Henderson, Nevada, on September 13, she had no idea it would cost her job.

Reiss is a music publicist partnered with Pop Off, a Boston-based advertising agency that connects publicists like Reiss with artists. She signed a contract in August under which Pop Off would refer artists to her, and she would give the agency a percentage of the money she earned from helping referred artists with publicity. In early September, Pop Off connected her with her first client.

But on September 13, Reiss went to a campaign rally for President Trump. Afterward, she posted a photo of herself on social media with a “Make America Great Again” sign and the caption: “I saw our president speak in Anaheim, California in 2016. Yesterday, I watched him speak in Las Vegas, Nevada. God Bless America.”

Four days after the rally, Reiss says she received an email from Pop Off announcing the agency’s plans to terminate their business relationship as soon as their contract ended.

“We saw your latest Instagram post in which you held a ‘Make America Great Again’ poster,” the email said. “From this, we infer that you support the policies and ideologies of Donald Trump’s administration, which blatantly undermine the values we uphold at Pop Off.”

The email, which appears to be from Pop Off President and Chief Financial Officer Ben Silvers, adds that the agency will continue working with Reiss until February 2021, but after that “we will be terminating our professional relationship with you and will cease all partnership activities.”

The email Reiss received cited the agency’s commitment to “stand for equality, inclusion, and kindness in everything we do,” before expressing the agency’s decision to terminate any future partnership with Reiss.

“There’s nothing less diverse or less inclusive than a company who terminates someone because they have different beliefs,” Reiss insisted. “Diversity also includes diversity of thought and diversity of opinions.”

Despite agreeing to continue working with Reiss until February, Pop Off has not sent her any clients since she received the email. Reiss also says she was excluded from Pop Off’s company-wide meeting in October.

Meanwhile, Pop Off has shared political views on its Twitter account. On September 24, just a week after Reiss received the termination email, Pop Off retweeted a video encouraging people to vote. It included the hashtag #VoteHimOut.

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  • George Horvat
    25 October 2020 at 7:44 pm
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    “Really?” How can the company continue to employ this woman if they send her “no” business? Get a good lawyer as quickly as you can sweetheart and sue their pants off.

    • Alice
      26 October 2020 at 11:11 pm
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      Totally agree! She should sue Pop Off & Ben Silvers!

  • Margaret
    25 October 2020 at 7:53 pm
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    Pop off are losers and hypocrits ! They are cry babies afraid to let Americans vote their own choice and trying to influence their employees by taking away their jobs if they have a different choice! Pop off sucks! America vote your own choice not your employers! Your sre better off without popoff telling you how to think! Losers!

  • floridabob
    25 October 2020 at 7:58 pm
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    Communist jerks. Boycott them and destroy them on the net !!!!!!!!

  • Cliff
    25 October 2020 at 7:59 pm
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    If this is true, then we have right here another anti-America,anti-constitution, anti-bill of rights, PRO-COMMUNIST “company” that should be shut down and removed from the U.S.

  • E Connelly
    25 October 2020 at 8:01 pm
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    SUE SUE. SUE

  • Deborah L Cales
    25 October 2020 at 8:07 pm
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    Sue them for emotional abuse and career loss. They have abandoned their own business philosophy and are attempting to control the narrative.

  • Louise
    25 October 2020 at 8:11 pm
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    Aren’t we still the Home of the Free and Home of the Brave? The decision to fire Reiss sounds like what would happen in a Socialist Society! See things our way, or you’re out! Aren’t we still a free society? This is nonsense. People still have freedoms …. vote your beliefs …. not what “they” say you should believe.

  • Joe
    25 October 2020 at 8:30 pm
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    Sue the shit out of them then laugh your ass off when trump wins

  • Arielle Lancaster
    25 October 2020 at 8:35 pm
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    Ben Silvers, who apparently runs ‘Pop Off”, is an ignorant, narrow minded Liberal fool !

  • Glenn A Taylor
    25 October 2020 at 9:03 pm
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    Sue,sue,sue,sue were American’s land of the free.We have to remind fascist companies like Pop off what being an american and our constitution really means.Boycott Pop off make them pay at there pocket book.Money to these kinds of companies is the only thing that matter to them.Free Americans we the people have the right to think and feel any way we want too.If they don’t like free minded people don’t support them.BOYCOTT ANY COMPANY THAT DOESN’T VALUE OUR FREEDOM OF WHAT THE CONSTITUTION PROMISES US.What could be more important than that.

  • Lenise Jessup
    25 October 2020 at 9:12 pm
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    That is pure discrimination A person has the right to vote for the candidate of their choice and just bc she posted it in Instagram she did nothing to harm the company. A company has the right to tell employees that they can’t post harmful things about the company they work for but not where or what they can do on their own time. I would definitely sue them!!!

  • Carol
    25 October 2020 at 9:14 pm
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    Better still, she should join in a lawsuit with others who have been fired,expelled, harassed for expressing political opinions.

  • VIcki
    25 October 2020 at 10:20 pm
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    Reiss remember when one door closes another one opens

  • Katherine Ellis
    25 October 2020 at 11:01 pm
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    It seems like the only people who are allowed to exercise their first amendment rights are those who support the Socialist agenda of the Democrat party. Looting and rioting are okay in their viewpoint but attending anything having to do with being a conservative is considered out of bounds. Shame on this company for firing her. Unless her contract had a clause stating she can only attend Socialist gatherings and riots, she should sue this company for wrongful termination.

  • George
    26 October 2020 at 12:16 am
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    Libel bs… claim they stand for equality, inclusion, and kindness in everything but fire someone for a different opinion/ideology. Typical Liberal hypocrisy.

  • DOUGLAS L PERLE
    26 October 2020 at 1:02 am
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    Oh yah, I see the inclusion, equality and kindness it the statement by Silvers group. How much bigotry can you get from such a biased so “inclusive”, so “kind”, so “equal” fake outfit. Really represents a socialist ideology of dis-inclusion, unkindness, and inequality. The outfit statement tells all about how bigoted and biased they really are. No such thing as fairness, oh unless your on the socio communist side of delusion. Airborne

  • Ann Marchbanks
    26 October 2020 at 6:13 am
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    Sounds unconstitutional to me. Discrimination!

  • Shelba Herring
    26 October 2020 at 8:26 am
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    Sue them then they may understand that they can’t control free Americans, the constitution guarantees that a person has the right to think for themselves

  • Laura Koski
    28 October 2020 at 8:04 am
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    Sue
    What a crock!

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