PAULINE Hanson will be appearing at the Paddington Alehouse in Mt Hawthorn this Thursday night, for an evening dubbed ‘Pots and Pizzas with Pauline’.
The One Nation leader is in Western Australia in the lead-up to this Saturday’s State Election.
The event description said Ms Hanson would be shouting “free pizza and the first 100 drinks”.
While calls to One Nation went unanswered, Paddo manager Jon Randall confirmed the event was taking place despite a flurry of negative comments on social media.
Mr Randall said a “candidate of the party” had approached the pub with the proposal.
“I don’t think it’s a Q and A or anything,” Mr Randall said.
“It’s just her I guess reaching out to the public.
“We didn’t really do any backing behind it, we’re just providing a venue for it.
“We’re really apolitical here – we’re not for or against it.”
A selection of people vented their spleen at the news on Facebook.
Franco A Lanza wrote: “We don’t need this divisive person in our community. Dismayed that one of my fave local pubs is supporting her.”
Claire Comrie labelled the move “foul”.
“Won’t step in the place again,” she wrote.
“The Cabin or The Oxford it is.”
Serena Chalker was another upset by the news.
“Are you joking?” she wrote.
“Why would you lend legitimacy to someone peddling xenophobia and anti-vaccination messages. Not cool guys, not cool.”
Mr Randall said people were entitled to voice their concerns on social media.
“It’s free speech, it’s a free world,” he said.
“We’re not really behind this. We’re just a venue that she’s reaching out to the public at.”