The First Lady Janet Kataaha Museveni has come out to advise young people to stop wearing “damaged” clothes.
It’s a trend among majority young people to adorn torn clothes that are popularly known as “damage”.
This is just a trend in fashion and not like these clothes are indeed damaged.
They include trousers shirts, and others both for male and female.
Coming fro an older generation, Mrs Museveni’s point of view is reasonable but to the millenials and other people who prefer these clothes, they feel that this thought is very old fashioned and conservative.
The first lady feels it’s her responsibility as the mother of the nation since she says that many Ugandans call her mama by choice despite having her own biological children.
She went ahead to say that this practice is not good at all and it’s like these people who wear them are trying to show off on the poor who can’t afford good clothes.
The first lady further said that this practice makes the poor feel bad because for them, it’s not like they wear damaged clothes out of choice but because of lack of what to wear.
Therefore these people who take their money to markets and buy damaged clothes should think twice as they may end up hurting the poor ones.
This is something that is unlikely to change because the fashion industry is one that has evolved over they years.
Each and every day different weird fashion trends emerge which are hugely embraced by young people.