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Not many people understand why young men are saggy their pants these days. However, a Mississippi lawmaker has had enough of it and is enforcing a new law to have men pull their pants up!

Tom Weathersby, a Republican serving in the state’s House of Representatives, has proposed a law that could lead to fines and even counseling for people who wear “sagging” pants, that expose their buttocks.

“Personally, I like to see people dressed when they’re in public and I like to see people with their pants up,” Weathersby told Mississippi Today.

The bill states it would be “unlawful for any person to wear pants, shorts or clothing bottoms that expose underwear or body parts in an indecent or vulgar manner.”

What does this mean, well, if you are caught with your pants down, the first offense will result in a noncriminal citation or warning, and ― for juveniles ― notifying their parents or guardians. After that, fines begin at $20 and run up to $100 for a sixth offense. That sixth offense will also include the fine and “psychological and social counseling by the Department of Human Services and the Department of Mental Health.”

This seems to be a growing trend as several other communities have banned saggy pants over the years, including Opa-Locka, Florida, and Wildwood, New Jersey. The most extreme case was back in 2015 when four high school students in Tennessee were charged with indecent exposure ― and two were jailed ― for wearing sagging pants.

If the Republican lawmaker feels that counseling is the answer, why fine young people for a behavior that can be treated under guidance? Do you think lawmakers are overreacting to the saggy pant trends?

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