Dream comes true for Utah's 'short-shorts' dad following international reaction to viral photo

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  • Just an Observer Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 30, 2013 10:51 a.m.

    Wow--surprised at a couple of negative comments here. For the record, the phrase "modest is hottest" is in no way whatsoever about objectifying women, but rather saying that their appeal should be in who they are rather than how much skin they show. And to the poster who apparently thinks people have everything figured out at 19 and need no further help, I'm going to flatly disagree with you. I myself am nearly 30 years beyond that, and I wish that my own parents had been trying their very best over all those years to both lead the way and offer advice for what was ahead. Things would have been much better for me if that had been the case; since I also love my daughter who is a teenager, I most certainly will continue to help guide her when I think she can benefit from it.

  • aljmac Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 30, 2013 9:30 a.m.

    So his daughter is 19 and he's still telling her how to dress? Sir, you had 18 years to do that. Now let it go and let her figure it out.

    I'll be honest, DNews, I don't think this dad's behavior toward an adult woman by mocking her shows respect and love. I have no doubt he loves her and wants her to be loved and not objectified by others. I actually think what he did is a poor example of how to handle this situation and instead it's being celebrated and promoted. Too bad.

    While not as long as the dad would prefer, I'd be shocked if her shorts were worth making a public spectacle about.

    Just my two cents.

  • Christmas Carole LAS CRUCES, NM
    Oct. 30, 2013 8:46 a.m.

    The MOST heartwarming part of this whole situation is to have our eyes opened to the fact that MUCH of America DOES still care about modesty in public and specifically in their teenage daughters who have become MORE objectified than ever in the history of the world....(and now the targeted group is becoming the female preteens!)

    Way to go Dad!!!

  • M. Butler Brooklyn, NY
    Oct. 30, 2013 8:16 a.m.

    If her shorts were the same length as the cut-offs her dad wore, what's the problem? He looked ridiculous in them, but that's a function of his age and sex. A young woman can look perfectly nice in a pair of shorts that long.

    Oh, and "modest is hottest" is ridiculous. You don't want girls objectified for dressing in revealing clothing, but want to replace it by their being objectified for dressing in non-revealing clothes?

  • ebur Charlotte, NC
    Oct. 29, 2013 3:22 p.m.

    Have anybody seen the pic of the guy in short-shorts? He is a pretty Hot Daddy, with very sexy legs!!!!! :-)

  • CARL South Salt Lake, UT
    Oct. 29, 2013 12:20 p.m.

    How about showing that same thing to those guys who wear jeans that revel undershorts on top?

  • Anonyme Orem, UT
    Oct. 29, 2013 10:53 a.m.

    Mackintoshes, not Mackintoshs.

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    Oct. 29, 2013 8:24 a.m.

    I am happy for them, I really am. It got me thinking about how I do what I want and not doing the things that I need to do because I've became lazy. I'm trying to want to do the things I need to do. My motivation is my heart. I have to exercises, motion makes motion. In order to do any thing you have to do it. Doing things for others makes my heart feel good.