moral Panic the hoody ireland

11 Mar

The moral panic over the hoody in Ireland

The moral panic that hit Ireland in the late 1990’s and the early 2000’s was the hoodie. The hoodie which was and still is very popular with every age group but was very popular with young teens. the hoodie was given a bad name because on young English street gangs which would involve a group of teens between the number of 10 and 20 hanging around street corners and outside of local shops the public seen the as dangerous gangs that could not be approached because they were afraid of getting attacked.

“In the UK, hoodies have been the subject of much criticism; some shoplifters have used the hood to conceal their identities from CCTV cameras in shopping centres.[8] The hoodie became a popular clothing item by the 1990s. During the 2000s, it had gained a negative image, being associated with trouble making teens and anti-social behaviour. It became one of the later items associated with “chavs“, or Neds.

Angela McRobbie, professor of communications at Goldsmiths College in the UK, says the appeal of the hoodie is because of its promise of anonymity, mystery and anxiety.”

This perspiration has now entered Ireland’s media saying the hoodie culture that is in England has now entered Ireland which lead the Irish people mainly in big cities and towns like Dublin into a moral panic over the hoodie.