South Carolina Looks To Ban Saggy Pants, Should Colorado?
South Carolina wants to outlaw saggy pants.
Many of you may remember the Hip Hop duo Kriss Kross and their efforts to change fashion history by wearing their clothes backward. The band had success selling over 4 million copies of their debut album "Totally Krossed Out." Mainly on the success of the hit single "Jump". Still, I'm not sure what it means for an act to be remembered more for a fashion statement than your music but that's their story.
About that same time, the whole "sagging" thing began to take off. Saggy pants began in the prison system. Belts aren't allowed in prison given that they could be used as a weapon or to commit suicide. The prison issue pants didn't stay up well hence the droopy drawers. Hip Hop adopted the look and the rest is history.
The look may be history if South Carolina lawmakers have their way. The proposed law would make it illegal for a person to expose their skin or underwear by wearing their pants "three inches below the top of the hips."
Fines would be $25 for a first offense. For repeat offenders, it's $50 or three hours of community service for a second, and $75 or six hours of community service for a third offense.
What are your thoughts on saggy pants? Should they be banned in Colorado?