I've noticed young urban males wearing rosary beads, traditional and decorative. I asked my facebook friends what this was about. Either a rapper did it or everyone is converting to catholicism.
1. Rappers started it
2. They've been doing this in Harlem since 2004, but it just now catching in Chicago
3. In Atlanta, it's a gang symbol
Um... really? Rosary beads are Catholic prayers beads. I'm not even Catholic, but I'm very offended. You don't see Jewish people wearing crosses or Muslim wearing 6-point stars (the 6-point star is a gang symbol in Chicago too, now that I think about it). Religious symbolism shouldn't be pop culture (or gang-affiliated) and I wish people would stop doing stuff just because a rapper did it. It's sickening, blasphemous and downright groupie-ish.
PSA: Originality is not dead. Just because you're on Twitter, doesn't mean you have to be a follower. Stop trying to be like everyone else. Thanks, mgmt.
Question of the day: Has this stupid trend picked up in your city?