CHICAGO (CBS) — A new kind of “superhero” was visiting Chicago on Friday. His mission? To get young men, especially, to pull up their pants and stop showing their underwear as they walk or stand in public.
Beltman wears red and green tights, black shorts and boots, a white cape, leather belts hanging from his waist, and of course a mask.
“My archenemy is Tush the Terrible; and I’m working to lift the self-esteem of young people. My motto is, ‘Show your mind, not your behind,'” he said. “Tush the Terrible is on a mission to lower the self-esteem of your youth.”
Beltman said he talks to school kids and even guys on street corners who have their underwear showing, and tries to get a serious message across to them with entertaining quips like “No job can be found if there are pants are on the ground” and “Your crack is whack,” he said.
“I think there’s a direct correlation between lifting the pants and lifting your self-esteem,” he said.
As for Beltman’s identity, there are some who say he strongly resembles Peoria TV anchorman Garry Moore, but Beltman insisted that cannot be true because he, Beltman, is “better looking”.
He’s looking for a sidekick: Buckle Boy.
Beltman is scheduled to appear at 3 p.m. Friday at Ald. David Moore’s office in the 17th Ward, at 1219 W. 76th St.