Fashion Victims

Barack on MTV: Pull Up Your Pants

Asked by MTV about laws aimed at fashion victims who think it’s cool to wear their pants around their knees, showing their underwear and often a lot more, Obama said they were “a waste of time.” But he added a reprimand to African-Americans who have led this fashion. “Having said that, brothers should pull up their pants,” he declared. “You are walking by your mother, your grandmother, your underwear is showing. What’s wrong with that? Come on. Some people might not want to see your underwear. I’m one of them.”