Mardi Gras is all about letting the good times roll. But in one Louisiana town, not all the good tunes are invited to roll.
In an effort to make parades more friendly family, the St. Martinville City Council said vulgar rap music would not be allowed on Mardi Gras floats in this Sunday’s parade. According to KPEL, the council is running into some opposition, specifically from Marjorie Esman, Louisiana ACLU Executive Director.
“Just because you don’t like something doesn’t mean you can ban it,” Esman said.
The St. Martinville Chief of Police Calder Hebert said the concern is for the safety of those attending the Sunday parade. He added that there is no plan to arrest anyone for the type of music they are playing on their float.