Last week NorthPark Center, the fanciest mall outside of Vegas, announced it would institute a new curfew for teenagers: If you're 17 and younger, no food court-ing or Forever 21-ing without a parent or legal guardian tagging along. (That sound you hear is parents all over Dallas heaving an enormous sigh as they endlessly circle six miles of parking lot looking fruitlessly for a space, all so they can walk 10 steps behind a pack of ferociously eye-rolling teenage girls.)
There will also be a dress code: no visible undergarments or "lewd" T-shirts permitted, you guys.
The reaction to the curfew out in the social media-verse has been, for the most part, pretty positive: many "Yays!," a fair number of "LOLs" and one or two suggestions from terrible racists about specific teenagers who should be banned from being in public (stay classy, terrible racists).
But a few youthful-seeming Twitter users were rather unhappy with NorthPark: Some of them died, some of them WTF-ed, and at least one had plans for a little light civil disobedience (#YOLO apparently stands for "You only live once," and yes, we had to Google that, because we are officially old.)
WHAT THE FUCK NORTHPARK. you have a curfew now for 17 and under?!? #pissed
— Marie Wavra (@MarieWavra) May 10, 2012
So you think enforcing a curfew and dress code at the mall is a good idea? #idiots
— Alexandra Levine (@alex_levineee) May 10, 2012
Jazmine told me about that Northpark curfew. I died. Hell I'm 17 :/
— Nicholas Williams (@iNickosarusHD) May 11, 2012
Whts happening to america?? Gay marriage and curfew at the mall? #wtf all in one day too
— DJ Nelson (@dj_nelson3) May 9, 2012
— David Gushi (@ASAPsalazar) May 10, 2012
going to go to northpark after 6 #yolo
— Sara Rasor (@sarasorusrex) May 11, 2012
Is it too much to hope for an all-youth banana cellphone flash mob protest?
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