Bloke Claims He Wasn’t Let Into Queensland Bar Because He Had A Mullet
While Aussies can't claim we started the mullet revolution, we most certainly can and do rock them well.
The 'business in the front, party in the back' hairstyle has been around for decades and according to Wikipedia has been very popular in the bogan subculture (their words not mine).
While it's such a legendary part of Australia, you'd think it wouldn't cause you too many issues, right Well, one bloke has found himself in a spot of bother when he tried to go to a pub in Queensland.
Lead singer of Aussie punk band, The Chats (who brought us the legendary song 'Smoko'), Eamon Sandwith, wrote a scathing message on Facebook, saying he was refused entry because of his glorious mullet.
"How does my haircut suggest I'm going to hit someone?" he asked on the social media site. "I've never even been in a fight. Prejudice starts with bullshit like this and leads to venues refusing entry to people for all sorts of stupid reasons.
"I understand that there are bad people with mullets who may give the mullet a bad name. I understand that security guards have a job to do. But by this logic, will [the bar] refuse entry to someone with dreadlocks under the impression they sell weed?
"Also, ID scanners were introduced to licensed venues in Queensland for the sole purpose of combatting alcohol-fuelled violence by storing information from patrons' IDs, and sharing them with other venues to ensure patrons' safety.
"This means if somebody is unruly or violent in a venue, once they're removed they may receive a ban on their ID that restricts them from entering venues with those same scanners. "
The move has been called unAustralian by The Chats fans who seem to be fuming that their beloved Eamon couldn't enjoy a cold one because of his luscious locks.
However, the bar in question has since come out on the defence, saying it doesn't and would never have a no-mullet rule.
Writing on their Facebook page, the statement said: "Despite what some people have been saying of late, we do not have a "no mullet" policy. We allow all hairstyles as long as the person is dressed accordingly to venue standards.
"What Eamon and The Chats have failed to explain is that he has been permitted entry into the venue multiple times, including several times over this past weekend.
"The only time Eamon has been asked to leave the venue was due to behaviour that goes against our venue guidelines. Overall though, we have never had a problem with Eamon."
Well, looks like Eamon will have to mull-it over and work out if it was his hair or his behaviour that stopped his fun night out over the weekend.
Featured Image Credit: The Chats/Instagram