Ban On Saggy Pants In Louisiana, Violation of Freedom of speech or much needed?
Fashion can be different from community to community and even from generation to generation – hello, mom jeans?! But some trends are not exactly encouraged. A trend that is always frowned upon is showing your underwear… in public.
It is viewed as disrespectful for a person to, obviously, display their underwear, knowing that a lot of other people could see it.
Sagging pants is a trend that most people find disrespectful for one main reason: your exposing your underwear to children, your elders and people who don’t want to see your “intimate apparel.”
And it’s also a little gross… after all, who can really tell if your boxers or underwear are clean or dirty?
Some people in Louisiana have been so disgusted about the sagging pants trend, that they put in a request to Police Juror Steve Eastman asking him to ban the baggy pants trend. Hmmm… does that mean exposed bras should be banned, too?
Those requests were put in January, and finally, just on Wednesday jurors passed the proposal for the sagging of pants to be banned. The first offense is $50, the second is $100, the third is $150 and the 4th will be requiring to see a judge who will decide the fate of the offender. Many people thought that this ban would not actually pass, and it would be especially hard to enforce, but it eases the minds of many to know that people who do decide to sag their pants will be facing fees and penalties.
Do you think this will put a stop on the sagging of pants or do you think kids will risk the fine to be cool?