The management of bar in Perth played the role of gatekeepers of taste when they took offence to the state of David Hoogland’s unruly lid and kicked him out.
Just an “everyday person” with a Dog the Bounty Hunter super-mullet, the brilliantly named Mr Hoogland reassured local media that he was not being rowdy, and that he was just having a quiet drink with his fiancé when he was asked to leave. He also denied being a member of gang, causing concern over the previously un-thought-of spectre of gangs of mulleted men roaming the streets.
The powers that be at Print Hall bar, decided that the haircut, which was good enough for Mel Gibson, was too offensive to be on display around their clientele. Management at the bar declined to give a statement to the press, but other bars around Perth have come out and explained that most inner-city bars have a standard dress codes, and Print Hall was perfectly within the law to take a brave stand against the mullet.
Hoogland sees himself as a victim of discrimination. “I agree if you’re out of control, drunk or abusive then you should be kicked out but if you’re just sitting down having a chat and a quiet social drink, I think that’s pretty rude,” he said, enjoying the feeling of his hair tickling the back of his neck.
He made no comment as to the meaning of the mullet or his reasons for growing it, leaving the hairstyle to speak for itself. One man on the scene briefly thought about growing one in solidarity, before deciding it was a terrible idea.
Has society finally turned its back on the powerful but trashy super-mullet? Perhaps the style of Michael Bolton, or a young Andre Agassi, is something that should be left in the past – a relic of old that should never attempted to be replicated.
Even the mullet must evolve if it is to survive, and unfortunately for Hoogland, the future is one of windswept, reverse, shaggy mullet tops modelled perfectly by Efrons and Biebers of this world.
Source: The West Australian