When you finally reach legal drinking age, it’s a cause for celebration. All you want to do is go out with your friends to the local bar and get drunk off your face, and so you should! Unfortunately, Australian teen Cooper Allin’s hopes were dashed when the 18-year-old (yes, 18 is the legal drinking age Down Under) was turned away from the pub all because of his mullet. Harsh!
- Cooper Allin first went out with his mom. They had a nice time out but Cooper wasn’t ready for the party to end. He met up with his friends and decided to head to the El Grotto pub in Scarborough, near Perth, to keep the fun going. Unfortunately, his mullet brought things to a grinding halt instead.
- The pub was a mullet-free zone. Speaking to 7News Perth, Cooper recalled being turned away by the bouncer because of his more unconventional hairstyle. “I had one drink with my mother and then a couple of friends and I decided to head over to El Grotto,” he said. “[The bouncer] said, ‘No mullets allowed.’ I was more concerned about my pluggers [flip flops] but he wasn’t too fussed about that.” How rude!
- Cooper Allin’s mullet should have been allowed into El Grotto. Even Cooper himself thought the rule was pretty stupid and ended up ruining his night. “I reckon it’s a bit silly. I mean, it’s a mullet, heaps of people have mullets,” he said. “To have one beer and get told, ‘No, you can’t come in because of your hair’ was a bit devastating.”
- What does Cooper’s mullet really have to do with anything? As the teen himself so eloquently stated, “I wasn’t there to have a haircut, I was there to sink frothies.” Fair play to you, Cooper! Hopefully he and his friends were able to find a more welcoming venue to celebrate his birthday at that doesn’t care about hairstyles!