Amy Shark responds after being accused of flouting interstate border restrictions

"If you knew how tough that has been on me and my family you wouldn’t write such nonsense"

Amy Shark has defended herself after a Twitter user accused her of flouting interstate border restrictions put in place to combat coronavirus.

Twitter user @mageros1 accused the Gold Coast native of breaking the border restrictions after she posted an image of herself in Sydney, with the caption “still learning Sydney”.

“Oh look. Qld’s “strict borders”,” wrote @mageros1, the Twitter handle of academic and university lecturer Peter Mageros.


“Amy Shark jetsetting to and from Sydney, yet again.”

Shark retweeted the tweet, saying that she has in fact been in Sydney since July.

“I haven’t been in QLD since Sunday July 19, 2020,” Shark wrote.

“If you knew how tough that has been on me and my family you wouldn’t write such nonsense.”


A source close to Shark confirmed to NME that the singer-songwriter was indeed in Sydney at the time of the tweet.

Whether in Queensland or New South Wales, Amy Shark has enjoyed a very busy 2020. She dropped her first single in almost two years, ‘Everybody Rise‘, earlier this year, and followed that up recently with ‘C’MON‘, her collaboration with blink-182 drummer Travis Barker.

“It’s quite surreal to have the drummer from one of my all-time favourite bands playing on one of my songs,” Shark said of ‘C’MON’ at the time of its release.

She performed both tracks, alongside a cover of INXS‘ 1987 hit ‘Never Tear Us Apart’ with INXS members Kirk Pengilly and Andrew Farriss at the 2020 NRL Grand Final last month, which took place in Sydney.