i’m not quite sure what to think of this, really. after typing this, that first sentence wasn’t accurate: i’m totally opposed to this. while i’m no fan of guys wearing their pants (or shorts) halfway down their butts (or more), i also think, well, it’s it actually harmful? aren’t there other teenage issues worth our effort. but cities are starting to pass laws outlawing the look.
here’s what totally blows me away: shreveport, louisiana just passed legislation making the baggy/saggy look illegal. louisiana. home of “show me what you got and i’ll toss you a cheap string of beads” city of new orleans. potentially the most morally loose state not called nevada. and, yet, shreveport city councilwoman joyce bowman is quoted as saying, “I’m tired (of) looking at behinds.”
fascinating. most issues of taste or morality have voters on both sides of the issue, causing debate in the public forum. but on an issue like this, the only baggy pants proponants would be those with no voting rights. seems like both a waste of legislation, and questionable moral ground.
(ht to scot)