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Baggy Pants And The Nitwits

If you don't get the header, you're too young.

On June 9th, a passenger boarded US Airways to fly from Ft. Lauderdale, FL, to Phoenix, AZ.  The man was dressed rather interestingly.  Shield your eyes.

...ooooOOOOOkay.  Several passengers complained, but US Airways let the man fly anyway.  Valerie Wunder, a US Airways spokesperson, said, "We don’t have a dress code policy. Obviously, if their private parts are exposed, that’s not appropriate. … So if they’re not exposing their private parts, they’re allowed to fly."

Now, there's a reason I bring this up.

Six days later, a person boarded US Airways in San Francisco to go to Albuquerque, NM.  This fellow was wearing saggy pants.  Oh, and he was black.  KRQE reports:

A University of New Mexico football player was arrested at San Francisco International Airport because he would not pull up his pants Wednesday.  Defensive back Deshon Marman, 20, was boarding a flight to Albuquerque, when a US Airways employee told him to pull up his pants because, she said, they were “below his butt and his boxer shorts were showing.”

Police said when Marman refused, he was asked to leave the plane and 15 minutes later he was cited for trespassing.  Marman’s mother said her son had attended a friend’s funeral and he was still emotional.  “He said, they said, they arrested me because I wouldn’t pull up my pants,” Deshon’s mother Donna Doyle said. “These types of charges…my baby could lose his scholarship.”  A US Airways spokesperson said the airline’s dress code forbids “indecent exposure or inappropriate” attire.

Oh, yeah.  A passenger caught some of the confrontation on video.  You tell me if this is an appropriate response to someone lookin' like a fool with his pants on the ground....

Okay, yes, I don't like the baggy pants look.  But that's beside the point.  The point is the white guy dressed as a crossdresser, no problem, but the black guy with saggy pants?  We get what we see above.

If you want to deny hypocrisy, you have to do better than that.


( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 25th, 2011 03:43 am (UTC)
Okay, so I'm one of those people who see both sides to everything, no matter how bizarre. Maybe--and that's a BIG maybe--they are saying cross dresser is cool because his penis and booty aren't showing but football guy is indecent because he is "exposing private body parts" and butt cracks are, in their opinion, private.
Either way, the reasoning is a little off. Plus, I'd hate to be the one to sit in that seat after dude in nothing but his blue panty drawls gets up. Eew. And that's why I flip out when I see kids crawling all over seats with their faces in them.
Jun. 25th, 2011 01:23 pm (UTC)
I have nothing against cross dressers but this guy, repeatedly on Badly Dressed, is the worst cross dresser :/ I mean, where's the style in that? He should have been forbidden to board the plane not for cross dressing but for bad taste in fashion...

and yeah, i had read about baggy pants guy. That was ridiculous. I mean if his boxers were showing so what? Of course, I dont want to see anyone's butt (and this goes for girls too wearing those ridiculous low rise jeans) but boxers? It's just clothing too...sounds like someone on the airline has other issues...
Jun. 27th, 2011 01:20 am (UTC)
I had to laugh at your comment, Blood of Winter. I think that was my first concern upon seeing this post. I was like, "What the mess?!", not so much that he was cross-dressed, but the hideous outfit that he is dressed IN. And I do agree that someone on that airline had major issues other than someone's preference of underwear. Even if the guy's bottom was showing,it didn't take all that. Double standards--we're full of em these days.
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