The Australian Beauty Salon in Perth’s Marina Bay Sands has shut its doors after receiving “death threats” from its customers.
The salon has been receiving death threats on social media, with one of the owners telling a local news station the threats were “so much worse than anything we’ve experienced before”.
A group of five customers at the salon have been staying at the Marina Bay Resort Hotel, where they have been renting a room since January, but the threats have only increased since then.
One customer wrote on Facebook: “This is absolutely horrible.
We’ve been receiving these death threats for a month now and no one seems to care, or to take action.”
Another customer told local media: “They are threatening to kill us, they have written down our names, addresses and phone numbers.”
The hotel has been contacted for comment.
According to the owners, the threats came after a new owner took over the salon, who has previously targeted the salon with abusive messages.
They have been inundated with emails and phone calls over the past week, but they have yet to receive any responses.
“We’ve had a lot of negative feedback and the people that are doing it are just plain ignorant and it’s time to shut it down,” the owner said.
It’s not the first time the salon has received death threats.
A similar situation occurred when the hotel was forced to shut its salon in February, after a gunman killed six people and injured at least 11 others in a mass shooting in Colorado.
Marina Bay Sands owner Michael J. Jones, a former Australian of the Year, said he believed the threats had to do with the hotel’s new owner, and was surprised to receive an email warning him to “go home or I’ll kill you”.
“I’ve been inundating people all day, every day,” he said.
“I haven’t had the opportunity to talk to the new owner and they’ve been trying to shut me down.”