"This is so awful and upsetting to hear."
Polaris have condemned the behaviour of some punters who attended their show in Sydney last night.
Sydney musician Brendan Maclean tagged the group in a post on Twitter today, writing, "your fans at Sydney Enmore walked to the bar next door and spat on the drag queens and called them 'disgusting creatures'".
Polaris have since responded, saying, "This is so awful and upsetting to hear." See the posts below.
This is so awful and upsetting to hear. We’ve always taken pride in having a fanbase that’s mostly forward thinking, diverse and loving, but sadly we don’t get to choose who comes to our shows. Please understand that these people do not represent us in any way.— P O L A R I S (@PolarisAus) February 28, 2020
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Polaris have now condemned the behaviour in a separate post, calling the actions "abhorrent".
"To anyone who behaves like this: Do not come to our shows. Do not wear our merch. You are not welcome where we play and we don’t want you in our community." See the rest of the statement below.
(2/) - then sit yourself down and rethink yourself. On Mardi Gras weekend of all times, this is incredibly disappointing. We have nothing but love for the queer community and we know (or at least hope) that the majority of our fans stand with us. This does not represent us.— P O L A R I S (@PolarisAus) February 28, 2020
The band continue their tour with a show in Brisbane tonight.