Who’s on the Saggin’ Waggin’?

Posted on October 28, 2011

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Juniors: JacQues Chambers and Austin Saunders; Saggin'

“Pants on the ground, pants on the ground, you lookin’ like a fool with your pants on the ground”: everyone has heard Jimmy Fallon’s original song “Pant’s on the Ground” that he sang on his American Idol audition. If not, I highly suggest you watch it before reading any further. Click here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMwhl4IrPNc

His one-hit-wonder brought a lot of attention to the currently popular sagging fashion statement. Authorities and respectable adults see it as an issue and are trying to put an end to it. The real issue is how they are directing their disdain at only black people, gangsters, and troubled youths.

Jacques Chambers, a student at Croatan High School, who makes good grades, and who is loved by all, sags his pants. He says that he has been sagging since “huggies days.” He also states that “When I dress up, and go to church, I don’t sag.”

Another Croatan student, Austin Sanders, agrees by saying that there are times when you can’t sag. Do they sound troubled to you?

Yes, sagging did originate in U.S. prisons, but now for many teen boys it symbolizes freedom and comfort.

Black people, gangsters, and troubled youth are not the only ones joining the saggin’ waggin.’

Reported by Gabrielle Hill

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Posted in: Opinion