New York State Senator Eric Adams has spent $2,000 on an ad campaign to try to encourage young men to stop sagging their pants. Some men (and boys) who sag their pants do it to make an asinine fashion statement but it’s a trend that started in prison, where anyone whose pants were sagging were suggesting that they were available for sex.
Why men in society think it’s cute to expose their boxers is beyond me. Yes, hip-hop has to do with it but I don’t understand how in such a homophobic culture, something that clearly has homoerotic roots is glorified. Sadly, a lot of the perpetrators may not know, and that’s why I’m glad that Senator Adams stepped in. He has posted billboards around various ‘hoods in the city that say things like “Stop the sag” and “We’re Better Than This.” He also created a YouTube psa. Check it out: