Fox News reports that the event occurred in Charlotte, NC, on August 20-21, 2022. They also link to an article about a similar event which took place in Harrisburg, PA. The sponsors of the Harrisburg event and owner of the pole both gave statements to Fox News.
In a statement to Fox News Digital, the Pride Festival of Central Pennsylvania stood by the actions of the man in the video who was identified as hairdresser Mikee Bentz.
"The Pride Festival of Central Pennsylvania stands behind the actions of Mr. Bentz whose Metro Enterprises provided nothing more than a vehicle of fun and exercise at last weekend's Pride Festival," a spokesperson for the event told Fox News Digital.
Bentz also stood by his actions in the video in a statement provided to Fox News Digital.
"I am proud to offer Harrisburg/Central Pennsylvania an avenue for fitness, creativity, artistry, and expression in businesses that are not only operated at the highest level of ethical behavior, but that also take into account inclusivity and a deep appreciation for protecting the environment," Bentz said.