Teen Sues Over Memes Made About His Mullet Haircut

October 27, 2016

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Rod Stewart, David Bowie, Paul McCartney, Billy Ray Cyrus and even James Hetfield of Metallica have all donned one and if you were a child of the 80s or 90s there was a good chance someone in your class, or even you had one.  The mullet haircut, where it’s all business in the front and a party in the back.  However an Australian teenager has taken center stage with his rendition of the mullet, or better described as an epic mullet with the sides of his head shaved, a crop top with a gigantic party of hair on the back of his head.  Of course the Internet exploded when his picture was posted by a professional photographer who was working at a club. The teen, known as Ziggy is now suing three Australian media outlets for defamation, claiming he became the subject of ridicule as the news outlets printed a series of memes which include a skunk on his head, his head on Mount Rushmore and on the dollar bill.  Ziggy's lawyers claim the defendants labeled Ziggy a "ridiculous person" and "hideously ugly," although a preliminary judgment says there's no evidence the outlets implied Ziggy was ugly. The judge also says with the memes being liked thousands of time, it suggests viewers were actually fans. The next hearing is scheduled for November 17.

SOURCE: Guardian

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