If you’ve ever been wearing yoga pants and thought, “Man, I wish I could carry my gun in these,” then, boy, do I have the product for you! Alexo Athletica had designed a pair of high-rise yoga pants that has an impressive 9 pockets. Unfortunately, they also weirdly politicized these leggings by advertising the pants holding a gun and knife. Spoiler alert: people are not happy.
The video advertisement for these yoga pants doesn’t overtly mention guns, although the tagline is “Carry with confidence.” In it, a woman pulls various items from her pants: a banana, a water bottle, and finally, a bottle of mace to protect herself.
— Alexo Athletica: Carry with Confidence (@AlexoAthletica) March 23, 2018
However, in one of the photos, the model on the website has a phone, knife, and gun tucked into this stretchy activewear. Naturally, the Internet had some feelings.
A lot of people made a similar point about how guns and knives don’t fit with the values of yoga. I would argue that “yoga pants” have become kind of a loose term nowadays. I personally split my yoga pant use between lifting at the gym and going to get bagels on a hungover Sunday morning. Do we need gun leggings? No, but I’m just saying.
Because nothing exudes the inner piece of yoga like a firearm. Can we just call it
"stretching for dummies" now? Yoga has been so completely perverted by empty headed culture that this nonsense has a market. "Namaste" means nothing to them except the sound of a cash register. https://t.co/LMFnkbpB5V
— Yakyu Night Owl (@YakyuNightOwl) March 26, 2018
Others were just upset that convenient leggings had been marketed for “gun nuts.” Same.
There’s finally a pair of yoga pants with lots of pockets, and it has to be marketed at gun nuts. https://t.co/6XZZ8UdQfn
— RockNRollr Cola Wars (@CleverLater) March 26, 2018
Of course, Tomi Lahren is involved in these controversial pants. The whatever-she-is posted a photo to her Instagram three days ago, packing heat in a pair of their leggings.
Love them or hate them, the free press is sadly working: the yoga pants are sold out in an XS, S, and M on their site.