Indigenous artists speak out.
A number of musicians have publicly slammed two Ballarat party-goers, after photos of the men dressed as indigenous Australians and painted black faces surfaced online overnight.
It is understood that the men were dressed for an 'Australian Icons' themed-party and after a user posted a photo of them to Facebook, believed to be a friend condemning their behaviour, hip hop artist Briggs shared the image on his own social media account.
"Fuck these, dumb, redneck scumbags," the rapper wrote on his own Facebook page.
"Anyone who wants to stick up for this kind of bullshit can swiftly go fuck themselves. Anyone who wants to harass the person who originally called them out can direct all their attention to me."
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Around the same time, singer Thelma Plum posted the same image of the men to her Facebook page and called for their identities to be revealed.
"Does anyone know who these two fucking GRONKS from Ballarat are? Pls tag them if so," Plum wrote.
"Disgusting little boys who think it's okay to paint their white bodies black and mock my people."
Briggs and Plum both spent some time responding to comments from people who supported the two men, with Briggs telling one user who accused of him of seeking attention, "I bring attention to racism and I'm the problem? Go fuck yourself."
Within a few hours of the photos surfacing, other artists weighed in on the discussion including Hilltop Hoods, The Funkoars and Nooky.
"Anyone throwing that ignorance at @BriggsGE, @nookymusic & @funkoars can go f**k themselves," Hilltop Hoods wrote on their Twitter account.
"Anyone throwing around ignorance fullstop."
Shockingly, many have rallied behind the men's actions, with one group of men even posting an image of themselves online in blackface to which The Funkoars shared on their Twitter account with the caption, "for those thinking we're overreacting .. think again".
Check out some of the posts below.
for those thinking we're overreacting .. think again pic.twitter.com/j47arLonAu— The Funkoars (@funkoars) February 1, 2016