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Perth Bar Responds To Worldwide Backlash After Post Malone Snub

14 February 2023 | 11:44 am | Mary Varvaris

"We sincerely apologise to the individuals affected."

Post Malone in Brisbane

Post Malone in Brisbane (Pic by Stephen Booth)

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QT Hotels & Resorts has apologised to Post Malone in a statement issued to The Daily Mail Australia, after the chic Rooftop At QT denied him entry on Saturday night based on his facial tattoos.

As The West Australian and The Daily Mail Australia reported, Post Malone and his crew weren't allowed into the fancy bar due to a dress code violation. 

Post Malone reportedly went against the venue's dress code, which strictly prohibits "face, neck, and offensive tattoos".

Post Malone is covered in tattoos and does have face tattoos, including the words "Always Tired" underneath his eyelids, "Stay Away" above his eye, a thin sword on his cheek, two playing cards (one ace of spades) on his forehead, and many more.

"They turned me away for my tattoos... I've never really experienced anything like that," Post Malone said to The West Australian.

QT Hotels & Resorts responded to the incident in a statement last night, writing, "At QT, we aim to welcome everyone and celebrate the uniqueness of each individual. QT has been recognised for this for many years. 

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"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."

The apology arrives as the incident has gained worldwide coverage and backlash, with French outlet TVA Nouvelle, Spanish publication El Espectador, and American websites People and Page Six just some of the places covering the story.

Post Malone showed up ready to convert a few new fans as the special guest for Red Hot Chili Peppers' first show of their current Australian tour at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane. The Rockstar has thrilled audiences across the country.

His warm vocal delivery, hot dance moves and worn AC/DC t-shirt get the crowd onside fast as he lays down a string of radio favourites, from I Like You (A Happier Song) and Better Now to the set-stealing I Fall Apart, a literal mic drop moment that sees him lie down on the stage to sing.

Confidence personified, Postie struts around the stage, striking flamboyant poses and getting up close to ecstatic fans in the front row.

For anyone expecting an earful of autotune, the set full of passionate, powerful vocals is a breath of fresh air, as is Postie’s genuine gratitude and excitement. “There’s nothing you can’t do in this life, " he says, and Brisbane is inclined to believe him after a performance like that.