Should Wearing Pajamas In Public Be Banned?

Do you like to go about town wearing comfy pajama pants? Not in Shreveport, Louisiana, you won't ... if a local parish commissioner has his way!

Caddo Parish District 3 Commission Michael Williams said it was an incident at a local Walmart that offended him and some elderly customers that spurred him to push for an ordinance that would prohibit wearing pajama pants in public.

"I saw a group of young men wearing pajama pants and house shoes," he said. "At the part where there should have been underwear," his private parts were showing through the fabric. [...]

"Pajamas are designed to be worn in the bedroom at night," Williams said. "If you can't (wear pajamas) at the Boardwalk or courthouse, why are you going to do it in a restaurant or in public? Today it's pajamas," Williams said. "Tomorrow it's underwear. Where does it stop?"

Don't worry people, there's always Pajama Jeans!

So, what do you think, Neatoramanauts? Should wearing pajamas in public be banned? The Shreveport Times covered this important issue: Link (Photo: Mike Silva/The Shreveport Times) - via The Maddow Blow

Previously on Neatorama: In Pajamas? No Tesco For You! | Planet Shanghai


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Ted, get out of here. I comment regularly on most sites and I see much more generally offensive stuff that doesn't personally bother me. There's always been something very Reader's Digest about the tone these comments. I thought it was quaint before, now that I see every other comment has some coded "successful and attractive" type racism, it's less adorable. As far as skimming, I don't know how many times I have to read "and sagging pants" before I start to understand what people mean and what the unspoken implications are.
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Nicole, don't stop reading the comments. What you should try is stop skimming the comments and picking out only the things that you can take offense at.
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I actually don't think I will ever check the comments here again. I didn't realize this was how most Neatorama readers interacted with the world. I would have assumed the demographic would have skewed younger and probably towards more open minded people. GOD FORBID ANYONE LOOKS DIFFERENT THAN THE NORM. Don't ever move to Austin, guys. Your heads would explode.
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I'm all for looking presentable in public, but the fact that even hypothetically you guys would be for passing LEGISLATION banning a certain type of undefinable clothing? So no pajama pants because that's what black people wear, but that cute little white girl in yoga pants is okay, right? I mean, that's what this whole thing sounds like to me, especially with all the sagging pants references. You guys sounds like a bunch of racist grandparents. Maybe I don't like the way you wear your clothes and we should write laws about that too.
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@ Oscar Zoroaster

No, where I work you see it on a variety of races. It's more that we tend to see it on people mired on the bottom step of Maslow's hierarchy, and from all appearances happy about it.

Yes, at least they're covered, but it's still tacky looking.

@ Lighthill

Maybe if violators have to stand on a street corner and sing 'Pants on the Ground' while wearing clown hats? (And paintballing guys with sagged pants on their way-too-exposed backsides should not be just allowed but encouraged. That's just me, though.)
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