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Rachel
14-06-2007, 15:54
A mayor in the US state of Louisiana says he will sign into law a proposal to make wearing saggy trousers an act of indecent exposure.

Delcambre town council unanimously passed the ordinance earlier this week making it a crime to wear trousers that show underwear.

"If you expose your private parts, you'll get a fine" of US$500 (£254) Mayor Carol Broussard said.

Offenders will also risk up to six months in jail.

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Speaking of people who wear saggy trousers, Mr Broussard told the Associated Press news agency: "They're better off taking the pants off and just wearing a dress."

Town attorney Ted Ayo said the ordinance expands on the existing state indecent exposure law by adding underwear to the list of forbidden exposures.

"This is a new ordinance that deals specifically with sagging pants," Mr Ayo said. "It's about showing off your underwear in public."

Some residents say the ordinance targets blacks, as low-slung trousers are fashionable among hip hop fans.

Mr Broussard denied it was racially motivated.

"White people wear sagging pants, too," he said.

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This is absolutely insane. The world has come all this way, now some parts of the world want to take 10 steps back? Crazy. I bet some of these people would criticise Muslims for wearing a veiling but really they are doing the same thing as each other - trying to control and repress.

-Jon-
13-09-2008, 14:58
Thats what people get when they take a trend too far. In this case, not being able to put your trousers on properly :) Still if they do go with the ban, a feel sorry for the people that live their. Theirs no need for that. Makes me laugh from an outsiders perspective!