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Baggy Pants Ban Spreading Across NJ?

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Point Pleasant, New Jersey (My9NJ) -

Point Pleasant Beach Councilman Steven Reed is fed up with seeing young people's underwear. He's so fed up that at a town council meeting he said he's considering joining Wildwood and several other New Jersey towns and introducing a ban on saggy pants.

However, the town’s Mayor Vincent Borella feels there are much bigger problems happening in the area and he thinks this idea is misguided.

“The fact that somebody’s boxer shorts are showing is on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being least important and 10 being most important, about a minus-twelve,” he said.

But is this apparel problem even that apparent along the town’s boardwalk? While wandering around the shore town you are sure to see revealing beach attire, but the presence of saggy pants seems to be few and far between.

Even so, Rod who lives in Point Pleasant says that he supports the proposed ban.

“To be honest with you I don’t need my kids looking at somebody’s underwear as they’re walking up and down the boardwalk,” he exclaimed.

This topic has a large presence on social media as well, but if you scroll through comments it doesn't take long for the baggy pants problem to become an issue of race with many thinking a saggy pants ban is just a creative way to make inner city minority youth understand that they're not welcome.

If this ban is passed, it wouldn’t just apply to the boardwalk, but to the entire town of Point Pleasant.

So the question remains, is a saggy pants ban simply about not wanting to see people’s exposed underwear, or not wanting to see the type of people who most often wear them?

 

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