MS Town Targets Baggy Pants

Wearing baggy pants may be banned in Tupelo.

The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that the city council has asked an attorney to draft an ordinance against baggy, drooping pants that reveal the wearer’s backside and underwear. They also recommend a fine for offenders of up to $1,000.

City Councilwoman Nettie Davis says it is indecent for people to expose their underwear.

Councilman Markel Whittington says it might be difficult to enforce. He says offenders probably would hike up their pants when they saw the police, only to let them loose again afterward.

Tupelo Police Chief Tony Carleton says spreading the word through billboards and other media will inform people the city has banned baggy pants and they won’t be “cool” to wear any more.