Louisiana Parish Bans Sagging Pants

Men with sagging pants in 2012 (Fox News)
Men with sagging pants in 2012 (Fox News)

A Louisiana Parish Council recently voted to make sagging pants illegal and punishable by fines of up to $100, writes Gawker.

The Council of Terrebonne Parish (a council that sounds mystical and awesome, but is being totally uncool here) has brought comfort to old people everywhere who somehow believe that the unstoppable whims of fashion could be corralled by law. A first offense for "sagging" will get the offender a $50 fine, while a third offense (this guy really loves sagging) will merit a $100 fine and 16 hours of community service.

The ordinance, which targets a fashion used mostly by young black men, was supported by the Terrebonne NAACP president Jerome Boykin:

"There is nothing positive about people wearing saggy pants," Boykin said. "This is not a black issue, this is not a white issue, this is a people issue."

Wearing saggy pants comes from a prison mentality, Boykin said.

"Young men who were in prison who wanted to have sex with other men would send a signal to another man with his pants below his waist," he said.


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