Sunny coast pub rockers The Chats have taken to social media to slam a Brisbane venue for anti-mullet “discrimination.”

In a lengthy statement posted to the band’s Facebook page, The Chats have detailed an incident that took place at Ric’s Bar in Brisbane where a member of the band was allegedly refused entry because he was sporting a mullet. A surprising ruling as we didn’t realise other hairstyles existed in Queensland.

“Rics Bar’s anti-mullet prejudice is total discrimination,” the post began. “I’ve been told by someone at Rics that ‘at the end of the day, venues have a responsibility for their patrons and would rather prevent someone getting hit, than waiting to after the fact’.”

“How does my haircut suggest I’m going to hit someone? 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.”

The post then continues to explain that when The Chats questioned the anti-mullet rule on Rics Facebook page, the post was removed and no explanation was offered.

“If Rics staff and management continue to enforce this, generalisation and stereotypes will continue to plague Brisbane, and ultimately Australia.”

“It’s safe to say I won’t be going to Rics or any other venue that enforces this bullshit until something is done. #justiceforthemullet.”

Read the full post below.

The Chats will be heading around the country later this month in celebration of their latest track ‘Pub Feed’, an ode to the humble Aussie degustation. You can check out the tour dates and ticket information below.

Check out The Chats ‘Pub Feed’

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The Chats Pub Feed tour

Friday, May 31st
Crowbar, Sydney, NSW

Saturday, June 8th
Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Sunday, June 9th
Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide, SA

Friday, June 14th
The Brightside, Brisbane, QLD

Tickets available from The Chats’ website

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