The notoriously regulatory Mayor Bloomberg—whose administration hasn't hesitated to tell New Yorkers what they can eat, drink, and inhale—is refusing to use his power to protect citizens from the ubiquitous eyesore of saggy pants. After a judge threw out a disorderly conduct summons issued to a Bronx man because of his sagging trousers, Bloomberg weighed in on the divisive issue yesterday. But while other politicians, most notably State Senator Eric Adams, haven't been afraid to make a stand on sagging, Bloomberg isn't showing leadership.
"I don't know why people dress the way they dress," Bloomberg told reporters yesterday. "I don't judge people on how they look or how they dress. I judge people about how they act... Some dress the way I do. Some dress differently. I am certainly not the style police, much to my girlfriend's annoyance... I don't think the government should be in the business of telling people what they should wear." We don't know who this man is or what he's done with Mayor Bloomberg, but it seems pretty obvious the powerful Saggy Pants lobby had a role in this.