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New Zealand Politician Upholds Promise And Gets A Mullet

New Zealand Politician Upholds Promise And Gets A Mullet

When you think of politicians, rarely will they ever sick out in a crowd.

Most have pretty traditional haircuts, they dress nicely and have a nice way of speaking to people. But every now and then, a politician will surprise you and switch things up a bit.

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That's what people in Chris Bishop's jurisdiction will have to get used to after the New Zealand politician opted for a mullet.

Mullets aren't the typical 'do you'd see on a public official, however the National MP decided to get the 'Business in the Front, Party in the Back' style for charity.

He promised to get it done if a social media post reached 1,000 likes and he did it to mark the beginning of Level 2 restrictions being introduced in New Zealand, which finally allows people to get haircuts and go to the salon.

Mr Bishop wrote on Facebook: "A couple of weeks ago when I was mulling over finally being able to get a haircut at the end of lockdown, a Facebook commenter asked how many likes it would take for me to get a mullet.

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"I said 1,000 likes - and you can guess what happened next!

Credit: Chris Bishop/Facebook
Credit: Chris Bishop/Facebook

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"So, to honour my commitment and celebrate the start of Level 2, I'm taking the opportunity to raise some money for the team at Good Bitches Baking (GBB).

"They do excellent work in the community, brightening the days of Kiwis in need."

The GGB is a collection of people who look out for members in the community.

A statement on their website states the team 'is a network of people who want to show kindness to those in their communities who are having a tough time. We do this by baking them a delicious treat'.

But don't expect Chris to be rocking the look for very long.

The Nationals MP has revealed it will take the power of the people to keep the mullet going.

He added: "The Bishmullet depends on your support! Wildflower will be creating the Bishmullet tomorrow morning, and for every $1,000 raised, I will wear it for a further day.

"I'm aiming for $10,000 i.e. 10 days of the Bishmullet! Donate here if you want it to stick around, and support a great charity while you're at it."

More than NZ$3,000 has been raised so far, so it looks like the politician is stuck with the mullet for another few days at least.

Featured Image Credit: Chris Bishop/Twitter

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Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.