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Dad Wears Daisy Dukes to Teach Lesson

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A father whose fashion advice for his teenage 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.

ABC's Reena Ninan has the story.

It's the fashion statement no teenage daughter wants her father to make.

Scott Mackintosh says,  "I know it sounds weird // to embarrass her, but I wanted her to know she's of great worth."

This Utah father of seven... donned these 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 jeans into this.

Becky Mackintosh, "Are you kidding me?"

That was his wife's first reaction.

"I was embarrassed, but I was hoping it would be a really good lesson."

"They don't want to see this 52 year-old fat guy walking around in short shorts."

But he kept wearing the daisy dukes. even while they played miniature golf.

"Just a lot of snickering, pointing."

24 hours after posting... the images had gone viral.

Dr. Michelle Golland says, "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."

The lesson couldn't have been too painful for Myley. the photo she posted of  her dad on Tumblr got over 130 thousand online comments.

"Mostly I just learned the lesson of how much loves me and that he really cares about it."

So did the lesson work?

"It got a point across. Yes."

And he hope she'll remember his motto.

"Modest is hottest!"

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