Kafka misunderstanding which topic to poll

I don’t have high hopes to get an answer on this but I’ll try anyways.

We have two kafka integrations, each at physically separate sites. Each has its own topics. At site one we poll site1-topic and data comes across just fine.

When we poll site2-topic from site 2, we get a response like this:

not authorized to access site1-topic

This is confusing because when creating the kafka consumer instance at site2, the site1 topic is not included anywhere but somehow it thinks that is what we are asking for but because the ACL is different it says no.

We are using the kafka community module.