EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSUtah Dad Dons Short Shorts To Teach Daughter Lesson
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Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Also Contributing: WCVB-TV, Boston
Reported: Sep. 13, 2013 9:23 AM EDT
Updated: Sep. 13, 2013 10:26 AM EDT
Salt Lake, Utah
A father's fashion advice for his daughter has gone viral.
Utah dad Scott Mackintosh was becoming increasingly concerned about the skimpy outfits his daughter was wearing -- so he came up with a very creative way to get his message across.
"I know it sounds weird to embarrass her, but I wanted her to know she's of great worth," Scott Mackintosh said.
The father of seven donned a pair of Daisy Dukes to teach his daughter a lesson about the virtues of modesty.
When his 19-year-old daughter Myley refused to wear longer shorts to their weekly family night, he took a pair of scissors and turned an old pair of his jeans into a pair of skimpy shorts.
His wife, Becky, said her first reaction was, "Are you kidding me?"
"I was embarrassed, but I was hoping it would be a really good lesson," she said.
"They don't want to see this 52-year-old fat guy walking around in short shorts," Scott Mackintosh said.
But he kept wearing the Daisy Dukes -- even while they played miniature golf.
One day after the images were posted online, they went viral.
What this father did was an excellent way to get his message across. It was creative, it was funny, it engaged the whole family and it engaged the teenager," Dr. Michelle Golland said.
The lesson couldn't have been too painful for Myley. The photo she posted of her dad on Tumblr got more than 130,000 comments online.
"Mostly I just learned the lesson of how much loves me and that he really cares about it," she said. "It got a point across. Yes."
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