Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong has better things to do than worry about saggy pants

Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong booted off flight for wearing saggy pants

Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong has “better things to do than worry about saggy pants,” folks: or, at least, that’s what he told a Southwest Airlines attendant who asked him to pull up his pants on a recent flight, anyway.

Fortunately – or perhaps unfortunately, as the case may be – The Fashion Police don’t have better things to worry about than saggy pants (saggy pants being one of the most serious offences on our citation sheet), so let’s hear what you all think about Billie Joe, and whether or not he and his pants should have been allowed to fly.

One crucial piece of evidence is, of course, missing here: we don’t know how low the pants in question were sagging, and how much of Billie Joe’s underwear was on show. Indeed, we don’t even know if Billie Joe was wearing underwear, although we expect Southwest Airlines would probably be able to tell us. This fact alone is disturbing: we tend to be of the opinion that if other people are privy to information about the state of your undies, you probably need to pull your pants up, but, of course, that’s just us.

What do you think, Fashion Police jurors? How low is too low? Should people be denied transport if they feel to meet certain standards relating to sagging? Tell us!

(The story, by the way, has a happy ending, in that Billie Joe was allowed to catch the next flight. We have no idea what he did about his pants, though…)



  • September 6, 2011


    For some reason people seem to forget about why underwear are called UNDERwear, the definition is in the word they are things you wear under. Its one of those things that should never be seen or heard.

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  • September 6, 2011


    I had read another article (which of course I can’t find now) that gave some more details. It said that Billie Joe was trying to get to his seat when his pants were started sagging. The flight attendant was telling him to pull up his pants and that’s when he asked “Don’t you have better things to worry about?” Apparently not, because he was asked again, and said that he would fix them when he got to his seat. Of course there were some choice words thrown in there and I guess the flight attendant took offense and had him thrown off the plane.

    I have to say, this was one of my concerns the last time I flew. I was running late and was fighting with my carry on and my belt. The belt for some reason wasn’t holding my jeans up by my waist and I was afraid that I was going to end up mooning everybody behind me. I found out after I got to my seat that somehow my belt got attached to my carry on strap and they were somehow connected enough to be trying to pull down my pants.

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  • September 7, 2011


    I’m surprised Green Day is even interesting enough to make it onto your blog.

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  • September 9, 2011


    Being able to see ANY of the underwear is too much!

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