An Australian teenager who pursued a defamation case against several media organisations after they ridiculed his mega-mullet has had the case struck off by a Sydney judge.
Ziggy Mosslmani was photographed on the dance floor at an 18th birthday party, and the photographer, no doubt enamored by Mr Mosslmani's hair style, uploaded the image to Facebook.
The photo has since been shared and viewed almost two million times and garnered over 2000 comments, but not all comments or memes were positive.
Australian media outlets then jumped on the mullet bandwagon, publishing the memes and using headlines with words such as 'ridiculous, ugly and joke'.
One article even suggested Mr Mosslmani's mullet belonged in the "hairy hall of shame".
Mr Mosslmani's defamation case didn't have any legs however, with Judge Judith Gibson throwing out the case.
I summing up, Judge Gibson stated: "The plaintiff's striking mullet haircut has generated a great deal of interest on the internet, most of it humorous, and some of it in the form of clever observations, such as the 'Pythagoras' direction in one of the memes,"
The mullet has been around since the early seventies, and been worn by rock stars, All Blacks and many a movie star.
Here's a quick look at some famous old school and current mullets.
Alas, the 'Thin White Duke' passed away this year, but his music and ginger mullet will never be forgotten. (Getty)
Mullets are still a common sight in many New Zealand provincial centres. Liam Squire was brought up in Palmerston North and has played for Nelson, and the Hamilton-based Chiefs. Wear it with pride, bro. (Getty)
The Hollywood heartthrob was discovered acting in a play in Los Angeles, but his career really took off once he ditched his curly mullet. Go figure. (New York Magazine)