You’ve heard of the fashion police, you’ve witnessed fashion crimes (you might even have committed some) but have you ever received a fashion fine? Thanks to the courts of Ocala in Florida, committing a fashion crime will now be counted as an actual legal indiscretion.
The Ocala City Council recently passed a law that prohibits anyone from exposing their underwear by wearing their pants two inches below their waistline. Getting caught wearing your pants two inches below your natural waist in a way that exposes underwear or bare buttocks is subject to a $500 fine and six months in jail. All ‘hip-hoppers’ – men & women alike – better watch out if they plan to visit this Florida city! Known as “Sagging” or “low-riding” this major fashion crime was made popular by ghetto wannabes and continues to be vital to the thug look.
Here are some reasons from the Ocala Council on why they criminalized sagging:
“I just think it’s disgraceful to show your underwear, We try to be a nice, clean city. I think it’ll help clean it up some”.
“If you pull them up, you might be a better citizen because you may be able to find a job, J.O.B.”
“It doesn’t matter what color they are, they all wear their pants down.”
“The city has the right to make sure people are not naked and feels the same can be said about sagging pants.”
We for one think its time for the trend to be pulled up, however, there’s no way we will support the government getting involved in our daily dress up! Undemocratic much? What do you think?