The “Droopy Drawers Bill,” passed 60-34 by Virginia’s House of Delegates, would impose a $50 fine on fashionistas who flash their underwear instead of keeping it . . . under. From the Washington Times:
“It’s not an attack on baggy pants,” said (Delegate Algie T.) Howell, Norfolk Democrat. “To vote for this bill would be a vote for character, to uplift your community and to do something good not only for the state of Virginia, but for this entire country.”
It’s not clear if the fine would apply to plumbers, carpenters or other laborers who have problems with low-riding pants. The bill states the fine would apply to those who display their below-the-waist underwear in a “lewd or indecent manner.”
Critics say the bill targets black males. Besides, many of those voting for the bill committed fashion crimes in their youth. Several delegates admitted to having worn platform shoes and polyester leisure suits.
Louisiana rejected a similar bill last year, and it’s not clear whether Droopy Drawers — The Education Wonks suggest calling it the Just Say No To Crack Act — will get past Virginia’s Senate.