MY ISSUE WITH KRAVE MAGAZINE’S “ANTI-SAGGING” CAMPAIGN
I was blocked from this magazine’s Facebook page because I voiced my dissatisfaction with the campaign they have created to stop men from sagging their pants. Notice the image. Look at the number of stereotypes they saddle on the man who is sagging his pants. He is labeled a thug, disrespectful, a bully, lacking style, a hoodlum, a gang banger, and a drop out. ALL BECAUSE HE IS SAGGING HIS PANTS. Then he is considered a leader simply for not sagging his pants. It’s almost as if clothes determine moral character. As if people who don’t sag don’t do horrible things every single day. I can name a number of men, in suits, who are considered “gentlemen” who orchestrate the murder and maiming of people all over the world. I’ll never get behind these bougie campaigns to police the way Black men express themselves. I just won’t.
Head over to the Krave Magazine Facebook page to check out images from the “campaign.”
Posted on June 28, 2012, in Breaking It Down!. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.