"American Idol's" General Larry Platt has gone and inspired a movement!
New York State Senator Eric Adams can't stand to see pants on the ground. In a YouTube video and in billboards splayed all over Brooklyn, he's imploring today's youth to "raise [their] level of respect by raising [their] pants."
What's he got against this legal brand of crack? He says that because it is a byproduct of prison culture, the image of butt-grazing jeans and exposed underwear conjures a "negative and degrading racial stereotype."
Senator Adams calls this look "unkempt and unnecessary" and urges us to "confront and reject these misrepresentations" because "sagging pants have become a degrading and self-imposed icon ... they follow in a long tradition of negative stereotyping that results in groups being seen in a negative light."
"If we raise our pants, we raise our image," he says.
Just watch the clip for yourself.
What do you guys think? Do you feel there's some truth to his observation? Do raised pants = a raised image? Share your thoughts below!