TV judge and ‘music’ star Redfoo was surprised early this morning when a patron at one of Sydney’s trendiest pubs (The Golden Sheaf) threw a glass bottle at his head. The resulting injury left him with a nasty gash near his eye. It turns out his trademark glasses saved him from more serious damage and permanent injury.
Speaking to the Australian Associated Press, Redfoo reflected on the near-miss: “The people were saying at the hospital that I was really lucky because it hit where my glasses are. They said that was right around the temple area and the eye and I’m very lucky.”
The 39 year old son of Motown founder Berry Gordy was shocked at the violence, especially considering the up-market Double Bay location. The singer was treated by paramedics at the scene while a twenty one year old was arrested and soon charged with malicious wounding. Mr. Redfoo had been hanging out in a VIP section and chatting to some girls in the lead up to his ‘glassing’. He recalled that the attacker had been winking at him and even blowing kisses his way!
In response to the incident, Redfoo recommended a clearer course of action, one that sure to draw the ire of many pub-goers around the nation: “It just doesn’t make sense to have such hard objects in a place where people are drinking… It’s too dangerous and there are too many incidences [sic] … I don’t understand how places still have glass.”
The argument may be salient, but it also seems a little bit uncompromising and over-dramatic. The Australian public at large shouldn’t be reprimanded for the actions of a minor few who are unable to control themselves while drinking in public. Though Redfoo’s incident is disturbing and unfortunate, we’re hoping it was just a case of wrong place, wrong time. After all, what’s the point of having an ice cold beer poured into a warm plastic cup?
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