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Pull Your Pants Up Day

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Newark, New Jersey (My9NJ) - Saggy pants bans are sweeping across the country.

Now there is an initiative being fronted by actor Rodney Allen Rippy to have a national Pull Your Pants Up day. There is even a website for the initiative: pullyourpantsupnow.com.

Rippy says, “I want to kick off a national if not global movement and commemorate this day. It’s a time to kind of tighten-up and self-reflect because I really don’t believe people who are actually walking around sagging are really thinking about the systemic way they are being discriminated against.”

He describes this movement as an awareness campaign to let those who are sagging their pants know that people are painting a “gigantic target” on them and it’s giving people the ammo to make judgment calls.

"This may sound far fetched but you can best believe the very people who will fight all the way to the Supreme Court for you to dress like this... will never personally be seen (nor their children) dressed like this," Rippy says.

He hopes to hold the Pull Your Pants Up day on May 2nd, 2014 with worldwide observances.

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