This Woman’s Rant On Why ‘Leggings Aren’t Pants’ Is Breaking The Damn Internet

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10.26.15 4 Comments

Ladies who wear leggings as pants have been a scourge of our modern society for far too long, and one woman has decided to take matters into her own hands. Jamie Higdon-Randolph originally posted the above video to Facebook earlier this month, where it has since racked up more than 12 million views at the time of this writing. In the video, Higdon-Randolph matter-of-factually explains why leggings are a wonderful gift to women everywhere. However, they should not, under any circumstances, be worn as pants:

You can dress ’em up, you can dress ’em down, you can look like a frat girl, or you can look pretty classy in ’em — depending on what you choose to pair with them. [sighs] This morning while tryin’ on my leggings, I couldn’t find my normal leggings, so I had to borrow Mackenzie’s for a hot minute. And I’m like, “Whoops! Mmm nmm. That ain’t gonna work.” So I’m headed to the store right now to get me some other leggings. This is why I’m making this video. Some of you people like to use leggings as britches — as pants pants. That ain’t how they’re supposed to be worn. If you can’t wear a shirt that covers your tail, so I can’t tell that you got some Aztec-print thongs on, you don’t need to be wearin’ ’em.

That’s only rule number one, as Higdon-Randolph goes on to explain that leggings should also not be too tight, which I’m guessing is why Mackenzie’s leggings didn’t work out so hot. But for her efforts, Higdon-Randolph’s words were met with resounding approval from Facebook commenters:

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You heard the woman, people. Leggings ain’t pants. This has been your public service announcement for the day.

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