If Soulja Boy and Bow Wow were to walk down the street with this gear on, they would likely be ticketed for “Disorderly Conduct” in the city of Jonesboro!
The Jonesboro City Council has approved an ordinance banning sagging pants, joining other Georgia cities which have already outlawed the practice….
The ban stipulates that anyone who wears pants, shorts and skirts more than three inches below their hips can be cited for “Disorderly Conduct,” and, therefore, have to appear before the city’s municipal judge and pay a fine. The ban comes hot on the heals of a similar one adopted last month in the City of Hampton.
Monday, officials in Jonesboro approved the ordinance in a 5-1 vote, but only after residents and councilmembers engaged in a nearly 20-minute-long debate that exposed heated, and passionate views on the topic.
“I don’t think that anyone has a right to force their opinions on what constitutes decent fashion on anyone else,” said Jonesboro resident, Dalton Smith.
“I would call it fashion fascists. I don’t think it’s necessary to legislate against this … If you vote for this ban, I know it’s a very minor issue, but in the spirit, it would be like the Pledge of Allegiance we just took earlier.”
“I don’t care what anybody says, it IS indecent exposure. It offends me, and I know it offends other people. It has never been a problem before. It has become a problem, and we have got to do something about it.
I told you, twice sitting on my mother’s porch, I saw a boy’s pants fall to his knees. If it’s not offensive to these folks, I don’t’ know what it’s going to take to offend you. Surely people like us still have some rights.
Officials in the Henry County town of Hampton recently passed a similar measure outlawing sagging pants.
I personally don’t like the saggin’ craze BUT it is a freedom of expression.
And while there are some of you who take that sh*t way too far, I, personally, still can appreciate a lil bit of looseness to allow for your ummm…. package.
To sag or not to sag? Who’s side are YOU on?
Are there any celebrities you can think of who are constantly in violation?