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'Pants on the Ground' Guy

NJ Saggy Pants Ban

... IS GENIUS

6/19/2013 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0618_General-Larry-Platt_american-idolTwo important things -- 1) "Pants on the Ground" auteur General Larry Platt is STILL ALIVE!!! ... and 2) He absolutely loves the new saggy pants ban in New Jersey.

As we reported, the Jersey Shore town of Wildwood has passed a law banning saggy pants from its boardwalk, and it's scheduled to go into effect next month.

But unlike a bunch of famous rappers, legendary "American Idol" anti-sag crusader Platt tells TMZ, "I am happy about the law and would like to see the law passed worldwide."

The 65-year-old General says he's actually talking to politicians in his hometown of Atlanta about getting the same law passed there.

Platt -- who says he'd consider a post with Wildwood PD just to enforce the ban -- adds, "Saggy pants are a disgrace to the community. When you wear your pants on the ground, you look like a fool, and it pulls down people, churches, schools, education and jobs."

Take us home, Larry!

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NOT ELMO    

'Pants on the Ground' Guy
NJ Saggy Pants Ban
... IS GENIUS......................the ban should be worldwide

304 days ago
2.

truth    

FYI, the youngsters don't know that style came from prison and the guys who wore their pants hanging down were the sisters. Meaning, it showed you were gay and available. It's truly an ugly style to wear your pants like that.

303 days ago
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maintboy    

on the down low be proud show your support

303 days ago
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squiggly    

Get a freaking life. I have never seen so many laws passed over a fashion statement in my life. What a waste of time!

303 days ago
5.

jd    

In other words, stop being bend over boys.

303 days ago
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Deco    

Police like this trend, when in a foot pursuit these guys often take tumble, either their shoes aren't laced or they trip on their pants. Try running fast in an urban environment with one hand dedicated to holding your pants.

303 days ago
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IceGypsy    

umm they implemented a saggy pants ban in New Jersey? Are they going to have fashion police on every corner handing out tickets? LoL


I know it's not a good look but where's it going to end....how about a "No pulling your pants up to your chest" for all those old guys out there LoL.

303 days ago
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John    

OF COURSE this ugly old man would be against this style. Two reasons: 1. Nobody's gonna give him any play; 2. He would look like hell if he tried to sag himself. Case closed.

303 days ago
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Gamedame    

Bravo, Larry! And TMZ, thanks for giving Google a workout today, making us all look up your fancy schmancy word, "auteur".

303 days ago
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Dennie    

Love Larry, love the ban. Saggy pants are an assault on the eyes, and you give others no choice in the matter but to see your unkempt ways.

303 days ago
11.

Toilethead    

I agree that it's one of the dumbest fads ever, but I think it's protected by the first amendment.

303 days ago
12.

kitnplayn    

ARE YOU KIDDING ME? LAWS THAT TELL PEOPLE WHAT THEY CAN'T WEAR. THAT'S NOT FREEDOM AND DEMOCRACY, YOU FOOLS.

303 days ago
13.

LISA    

That clip of Larry 'Pants on the Ground' was hilarious! Made my day, lol.

303 days ago
14.

Just Saying    

I hope the ban leggings for some women as well. Double standard.

303 days ago
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TexasBlonde    

I support General Larry Platt 100%. Make the ban world wide.

303 days ago
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