In the world that we live in today, it is very important to choose our words carefully. Words have power, and words can offend. So, if someone doesn’t want to get canceled by people- not only online but also in the physical world, they would have to know which words to say, and which words to keep mum about. In 2017, a liquor store in Oklahoma faced some backlash after it put up an offensive sign on its window. The sign read, “Pull your pants up or don’t come in.“
The store in Oklahoma, Midwest Wine, and Spirits informed the press that they had put up this sign simply because their customers walked in with low-hanging pants. The sign also read, “Try to have some decency and respect for others. No one wants to see your underwear.” Chad Gilbert, one of the managers of the establishment, mentioned, “I realize wearing pants low is a fashion statement for some, but it doesn’t work for me and I find it somewhat offensive.“
Offensive Sign Sparks Outrage Outside Oklahoma Liquor Store
Needless to say, some customers took offense to the offensive sign. Sunshine Weatherby mentioned, “I can see that if it was like a church. There are families there, you might have a problem with that, but this is a liquor store. I’ve seen worse at a liquor store.” But another employee stated that low-hanging pants also raised security concerns as well. Shana Wiessner stated,
“Usually, when people come in with their pants sagging, it’s easier for them to steal bottles.” The staff does keep quite a close watch on any individual who comes in wearing low-hanging pants. Also, while it is true that the sign is quite blunt and to the point, we would all agree that sagging pants look extremely disturbing. If men really want to flash themselves, they should do it in their own homes.