Friday morning, Utah dad Scott Mackintosh appeared on The Today Show after wearing very short shorts to a family event to make a point to his daughter; the daughter posted a photo of her dad on Tumblr and it went viral this week. Friday, the 'term dad wears' shorts went viral.
Mackintosh’s wife has a blog called "Becky Mack's Blog of Mild Chaos" and Scott posted this note on the blog:
I heard my wife ask our daughter if she would please change into some longer shorts before leaving [for dinner]. She said NO! 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!
The daughter posted this note with the photo of her dad: "My mom told me to change my 'slutty' shorts before we went to dinner. I said no. So my dad cut his jeans to fit in." The photo had 135,000 comments on it within a few days.
When Mackintosh’s daughter saw him initially, she said, "Why are you dressed like that? Oh, well, I don't care."
Friday, Mackintosh told The Today Show that: "I was absolutely going for shock value and embarrassment.” He said that his daughter is well aware of his feelings about what she wears now.
Mackintosh wore the shorts with a “Best. Dad. Ever.” t-shirt and refused to change clothes as the family day was extended to miniature golf and out for ice cream. The daughter was so embarrassed by her father that she didn’t get out of the car.
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Sources: The Today Show and People