To Sag or Not to Sag...That is the question
According to Greg Mathis
, sagging was adopted from the United States prison system where belts
are sometimes prohibited to prevent prisoners from using them as weapons or committing suicide
by hanging themselves. The style was later popularized by hip-hop
artists in the 1990s. It later became a symbol of freedom and cultural awareness among some youths or a symbol of their rejection of the values of mainstream society.
is a manner of wearing trousers
so that the top is significantly below the waist, sometimes revealing much of the underwear. Sagging is predominantly a male fashion. Women's wearing of low-rise jeans
to reveal their G-string
underwear (the "whale tail
") is not generally described as sagging.
South Carolina Men Arrested For Sagging Pants At Waffle House
Police arrested Andrew Gehring and Donovan Johnson, both 22, after both men became belligerent and refused to pull up their sagging pants.
According to the Smoking Gun:
Both men began cursing after the security guard asked the men to leave and they refused.
Police were called and according to the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office report viewed by the Smoking Gun, the two men continued to act out even as the police tried to arrange rides for the young men.
“Mr. Johnson and Mr. Gehring both advised that they were out to have fun and implied they were Wofford students graduating this date and it wasn’t their concern that proper decorum was needed in the public domain,” according to the report, the Smoking Gun notes.
Let’s hope these young men have nothing on their record and can be released soon.
Do you think the duo should’ve been arrested or just given a warning?
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