‘Pull Up Your Pants’ PSA Gives Massachusetts Men Some Fashion Advice [Video]
A new PSA launched in Massachusetts instructs those with saggy britches to “pull up your pants.” Those who fail to do so could face a sizable fine and jail time for their behavior.
The Public Service Announcement currently making the rounds was released by the Black Mental Health Alliance of Massachusetts. The 46-second clip embedded below lets it be known that Massachusetts authorities aren’t messing around when it comes to saggy pants.
According to the National Review, anyone who is caught rocking “hip-hop style” pants could be slapped with a $300 fine. If officers don’t feel a lesson has been learned, then offenders could find themselves spending three years in a federal prison or two years in a county jail.
The law reads:
“A man or woman, married or unmarried, who is guilty of open and gross lewdness and lascivious behavior, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than three years or in jail for not more than two years or by a fine of not more than three hundred dollars.”
In the “Pull Up Your Pants” PSA, an officer asks viewers if they think they look “cool” wearing their pants in a manner that exposes their underwear. After detailing what could happen if authorities catch a person with saggy pants, an officer asks Massachusetts men to respect themselves.
According to My Fox Boston, the video featured on their website had generated around 3,000 as of Friday afternoon. Although the clip threatens young men with fines and jail time for sporting “hip-hop style” pants, it’s currently unknown if anyone has actually been charged.
Massachusetts authorities aren’t the only individuals who fighting the good fight against saggy pants. In 2011, a Georgia town passed a similar ban against the style. Instead of $300, offenders were forced to pay around $20. However, the town quickly earned around $4,000 as a result.
What do you think about Masschusett’s “Pull Up Your Pants” PSA?