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#1 Hum

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 12:22

A Utah dad got so fed up with his teen daughter’s too-short shorts that he taught her a fashion lesson she'll never forget. Scott Mackintosh publicly modeled his own version of his daughter's Daisy Dukes and, in the process, became an Internet hero.

“I simply did this in hopes that my daughter would know of my great love for her and that she knows of her great worth,” Scott Mackintosh told the Deseret News about the photo of himself in cutoffs, which has since become a Tumblr sensation.  “Now that it has gone viral, I hope that young women everywhere understand their great worth. I will look like an idiot any day if that point gets across."

The story behind the trail of Mackintosh's short-shorts photo is as old as the Internet, beginning when his daughter posted it on Tumblr; and as of Thursday it has received over 130,000 notes from fans of the image.

“My mom told me to change my ‘slutty’ shorts before we went to dinner,” was how daughter Myley described the photo. “I said no. So my dad cut his jeans to fit in. We went to dinner and then mini golf like this.”

Then Mackintosh, a father of seven, published his side of the story on his wife's blog, Becky Mack’s Blog of Mild Chaos. He wrote:

    “I know the world has varying degrees of what is modest and what is not when it comes to clothing. In our family we have pretty definite modesty guidelines; No mid-drift or low-cut shirts, no short-shorts, short skirts and we even go as far as saying no sleeveless shirts unless playing sports or on the beach. Having raised four daughters and three sons, I’m a bit protective. Some may call me old fashion, but I call it “A Dad who loves his daughters” (and sons too) I know some of you may be rolling your eyes and that’s okay, my daughter does it all the time. I’m a firm believer that the way we dress sends messages about us, and it influences the way we and others act.”

That said, he went on to describe how the short-shorts incident began one evening as the family prepared to head out to dinner and to play some mini-golf. His wife, Becky, asked Myley to change out of her inappropriately short cutoffs, but she refused.

“Instead of turning her response and disrespectful attitude into a major battle, I decided to make a ‘small’ statement on how her short-shorts maybe aren’t as ‘cute’ as she thinks!” Mackintosh wrote. That’s when he cut almost the entire legs off of an old pair of jeans and pulled them on, certain that his point would be instantly made. But Myley didn’t even notice at first; she remained stoic all through dinner and mini golf, but finally broke when they made a stop for post-game milkshakes, refusing to get out of the car with him.

“There was no ‘Dad I get it’ or ‘Dad you’re the best…. thanks for that awesome lesson,” he admitted. “I don’t think my object lesson of ‘modest is hottest’ made the statement I had intended. But no matter if social media gets the story mixed up and twisted, my daughter will always know that her dad loves her and cares about her enough to make a fool out of himself.”

He later told local KSL News, “She’s dressed a little better since then, yes she has.”

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 12:41

lmfao :laugh: :laugh:



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Posted 13 September 2013 - 12:41

He didn't really embarrass his daughter.  But it was a good lesson.



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Posted 13 September 2013 - 12:42

 

I decided to make a ‘small’ statement on how her short-shorts maybe aren’t as ‘cute’ as she thinks!


Certainly not cute on you, but on a girl ...



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Posted 13 September 2013 - 12:43

He didn't really embarrass his daughter.  But it was a good lesson.

I'd say the second dad did.

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 12:44

Women, with the right body type, can get away with short/tight clothing.  Who wants to see hairy legs/thighs and certain parts poking out on a guy?  :x



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Posted 13 September 2013 - 12:46

I don't know why any girl would wear those ridiculous shorts.

 

It says, "I'm easy, come have sex with me". :rolleyes:



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Posted 13 September 2013 - 12:47

I don't know why any girl would wear those ridiculous shorts.

 

It says, "I'm easy, come have sex with me". :rolleyes:

 

What is funny is they wear these short and revealing clothes and then get ###### that people stare at them. 



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Posted 13 September 2013 - 12:51

What is funny is they wear these short and revealing clothes and then get ****ed that people stare at them. 

 

Exactly, techbeck. I remember, in college, there was a girl who every day came into class in shorts like that, a tight tank top, and spiked heels...and then got ###### one day when somebody stared at her most of the class. I remember thinking to myself, Well, if you wouldn't come into class every day looking like you belong down on 6th Avenue (where all the hookers do business), then people wouldn't stare! It's not that hard to understand!



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Posted 13 September 2013 - 12:52

Exactly, techbeck. I remember, in college, there was a girl who every day came into class in shorts like that, a tight tank top, and spiked heels...and then got ****ed one day when somebody stared at her most of the class. I remember thinking to myself, Well, if you wouldn't come into class every day looking like you belong down on 6th Avenue (where all the hookers do business), then people wouldn't stare! It's not that hard to understand!

 

I would of started to bring a stack of $1's with me to class...

 

Heels with short tight shorts and a top is just asking for it.



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Posted 13 September 2013 - 13:43

 
 

 

I don't know why any girl would wear those ridiculous shorts.

 

It says, "I'm easy, come have sex with me". :rolleyes:

im not that bothered what people where, there is certainly a time and place for certain clothing and i would say small shorts on holiday is fine, my sister wears them all the time when its hot and she is a beautiful young woman. What you are saying is very close to what they say in response to rape. 'She was wearing clothes that told me she wanted it officer' woman (not young girls admittedly) should be able to wear what ever they want without fear of people misconstruing what they wear as an invite for you to judge them and as an invite for people to sexually assault them. i think you should look at yourself and your views before passing judgement on others.

 

i think as i said earlier the best guide to go by is judging what is acceptable to wear and when and go from there. Simple.



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Posted 13 September 2013 - 13:53

I don't know why any girl would wear those ridiculous shorts.

 

It says, "I'm easy, come have sex with me". :rolleyes:

 

No it doesn't. It says i'm comfy and i can wear what i want...  but people like you think that its an open invitation and that's the f'd up part



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Posted 13 September 2013 - 13:57

In our family we have pretty definite modesty guidelines; No mid-drift or low-cut shirts...

mid-drift?

ITS MIDRIFF.

 

As to the rest of it, lol. Hope it does some good. Underage girls do not need to dress provocatively...



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Posted 13 September 2013 - 14:05

no sleeveless shirts

 

Please lock him somewhere and throw the key away.



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Posted 13 September 2013 - 14:07

Women, with the right body type, can get away with short/tight clothing.  Who wants to see hairy legs/thighs and certain parts poking out on a guy?  :x

 

Some young girls these days go too far. But no sleeveless shirt is kind of stupid specially if the girl is around 16 years old.

 

This said kudos for trying to explain to her his pov instead of battling with her.