Angry Yoga Pants Letter Leads to Protest
Every time I see a woman wearing a pair of yoga pants or leggings with a crazy pattern on them, I want to walk up to her and ask if I can touch them. You're probably heard about LuLaRoe leggings. I mean, how could anybody not? If you have any shred of presence on social media, you've probably been added to at least two dozen LuLaRoe groups.
I haven't bought any LuLaRoe leggings yet but, one of our Hawk listeners did send a pair to me, and a pair to my partner, Glenn to try out and I have to admit that the busy pattern didn't make my thighs looks as big as I imagined it would.
I never wore leggings until after my son was born. I had to have an emergency c-section and even after my incision healed, it was still tender. I had trouble even wearing maternity pants because the fabric near the pelvic area would rub up on my incision, causing pain. So, I turned to leggings. I wish I could toss every pair of pants I own and live in leggings. Do you have any idea how comfortable they are?!?
I have two rules when it comes to leggings/yoga pants- they can not be see-through and whatever top I wear with them has to cover my bum because nobody wants to see that business.
Not all women do cover up their rear though and I think maybe that's why some people are so anti-leggings. However, I’ve never called out a woman for wearing leggings or yoga pants. It's not my business, and who am I to judge? I learned a long time ago that if a woman feels confident and comfortable in her clothing to let her be because those moments are few and far between. However, Alan Sorrentino has opened his mouth and inserted his food, and made a lot of ladies super angry with him.
Sorrentino wrote a letter to the editor in the Barrington Times, sharing his hate of yoga pants. The Barrington Times published Sorrentino’s letter and this is, in part, what he wrote:
The absolute worst thing to ever happen in women fashion is the recent development of yoga pants as daily wear outside the yoga studio. Not since the mini-skirt has there been something worn by so many women who should never have it on in the first place....on mature, adult women there is something bizarre and disturbing about the appearance they make in public. Maybe it's the unforgiving perspective they provide, inappropriate for general consumption, TMI, or the spector of someone coping poorly with their weight or advancing age that makes yoga pants so weird in public....Do yourself a favor, grow up and stop wearing them in public...What's next? Wearing a "Speedo" to the supermarket? Imagine if men did that. Yuck!"
Sorrentino spoke to a talk show and explained that the letter started as a joke- after a bunch of women organized a yoga pant wearing protest over the letter. So, was it all a joke or his Sorrentino back peddling? You be the judge.