A Perth bar has apologised after turning away Post Malone -

A Perth bar has apologised after turning away Post Malone

Post Malone was denied entry to QT Perth’s rooftop bar on Saturday night, its dress code prohibiting “face, neck, and offensive tattoos”.

The American rapper was denied entry to QT’s rooftop bar on Saturday night after his performance at Perth’s Optus Stadium. Post Malone is inked with at least 78 tattoos, including barbed wire across his forehead and the words ‘stay away’ over his eyebrow.

“They turned me away for my tattoos,” he told The West Australian as he waited to enter 18 Knots rooftop bar, a nearby venue. “I’ve never really experienced anything like that”. Though 18 knots also prohibits face tattoos, he was allowed inside.

Post Malone
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According to Daily Mail Australia, he spent his time at 18 knots speaking to fans and even buying them drinks. One fan believed that Post Malone should have been allowed in regardless of the dress code. “I feel like someone of his status should be let in,” he told The West Australian.

Another fan told the publication that “face tattoos on an ordinary person doing a nine-to-five might be a bit much, but I feel like Post Malone should get a pass…”

Post Malone Perth
Credit: Simon Santi/The West Australian

QT’s decision received backlash from Twitter fans, with some calling for a boycott of their hotels. They later issued a statement apologising for the incident. The company claim they “aim to welcome everyone and celebrate the uniqueness of each individual”.

“However, on Saturday night, our third-party security did not exercise the appropriate discretion and we take full responsibility for this. We sincerely apologise to the individuals affected”.

Post Malone Perth
Credit: Simon Santi/The West Australian

Post Malone’s Saturday night performance was his final show supporting the Red Hot Chili Peppers. This was the band’s first Australian tour since 2007, making history as they performed their song ‘Give it Away’ for the 1000th time.