Okay, I get it. Teens like to wear clothes that make old people upset. This happened in my day with bell bottoms, embroidered jeans, and long hair (yes, I am that old). But common sense dictates that if you can’t jog down the street or play a casual game of basketball (baseball, Frisbee throwing, hopscotch – take your pick) without holding up your pants, then you aren’t fully dressed. I don’t care about baggy or ripped but can you please pull your pants up?
The sad part of all of this is that this “style” is actually a throwback to being in jail where the guards will remove a prisoners belts to avoid its use as a weapon or noose for suicide. The style was originally called “jailin” or “sagging” and was made mainstream by the Rap culture. By wearing pants below the buttocks, teens are actually making the statement that they are imprisoned and that is simply not true.
The current Atlanta bill and Dallas bill are probably going over the edge. Laws shouldn’t dictate what people wear because then someone will say I need to wear a tie to work again (and that isn’t happening).
HEY TEENAGER – PULL YOUR PANTS UP – I DON’T WANT TO SEE YOUR UNDERWEAR! YOU PROBABLY DON’T EVEN KNOW THAT YOU ARE MAKING A POLITICAL STATEMENT!
I am done with this topic for now but I reserve the right to rant more on it someday.
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