One of the most embarrassing trends of the millennial generation has been the “sagging pants” fashion trend that — for some unknown reason — young people think is attractive or cool.
There may be nothing worse than having to look at someone’s underwear while shopping at the local grocery store or pumping gas, so one South Carolina town has taken action to put a stop to the ridiculous fashion statement.
The Timmonsville Town Council passed an ordinance on Tuesday that would prohibit sagging pants, and a violation of the ordinance could result in fines, according to WMBF News.
The ordinance was introduced and passed 5-1 in an effort to promote self-respect and integrity in the town, Mayor Pro Tem William James Jr. explained, and police officers would now be enforcing the law against any “intentional display” of undergarments.
The exact language of the ordinance read:
It shall be unlawful for any person driving or walking in the streets and roads of the Town of Timmonsville to:
(a) Engage in public nudity;
(b) display pornographic material such that others are unwantingly exposed to the same or that minors are able to view the same;
(c) display the flesh of one’s rear-end, behind, or backside during stationary or movement within the city limits;
(d) wear pants, trousers, or shorts such that the known undergarments are intentional displayed/exposed to the public.
Law enforcement officers have been authorized to give a verbal warning to anyone’s first violation of the ordinance.
Upon a second violation of the “no sagging” law, the cops can issue a written warning and the offender’s name may be placed in a law enforcement registry.
If the violators still refuse to pull up their pants, they shall be issued a citation and a fine ranging from $100 to $600, as determined by a city judge.
There’s nothing cute or attractive about sagging britches in public. Now, it could be quite costly for those who refuse to obey the ordinance.
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