Dad Responds to Nasty Comments About Daughters’ Homecoming Dresses

Homecoming is a milestone students across the country look forward to each year. The football game and the dance both promise great fun, great looks, and a great time with friends. But when a dad, Matt Austin, shared a picture of his girls, he received some hateful comments about his daughters’ Homecoming dresses.

Dad posts a lovely pic of his daughters all ready to go in their Homecoming dresses

“My daughters look a little too good on homecoming night. Believe it or not, they’re even more beautiful on the inside,” Austin shared, along with this stunning photo. You’ll notice, he has a quirky smile—as many parents have when their kids grow up just too fast.

With more than 2,000 reactions and another 1,000 comments, parents are chiming in—many supporting Austin. And, some others shared their opinions about the girls’ dresses, and sparked quite a heated debate. Here’s what some had to say.

“Absolutely gorgeous!!! I feel your concerns thank goodness those days are gone for me hang in there dad you will survive 😁”

“You have 2 beautiful daughters. Have fun ladies and have fun. Good luck daddy ❤️”

“All those comments about their dresses is just sad. If parents raise their sons to respect women no matter what they wear the world would be a safer place. They look beautiful and I applaud you and your wife for raising them with the confidence to wear what they like. Hope that had a blast at Homecoming ❤️”

“As a mom of boy’s I hope I taught my boys to respect women/girls. I would not have picked these outfits, but that is what all the young girls are wearing, and these two look beautiful in these outfits.”

“Little House on the Prairie dresses went out of style decades ago. These pictures are lovely. When you put the responsibility on women not to “provoke” men, you are disrespecting women.”

1. They are beautiful
2. I have no doubt you raised them to be good responsible ladies.
3. You seem like a decent guy and loving father.
4. Nobody and I mean no nobody messes with daddy’s girls.
5. See number 4”

But there were other comments, much more opinionated and attacking. Such as this fairly tame comment.

“Sorry my daughters would never leave the house looking for sale. To the people commenting that is all that is out there now, baloney….this father is letting his girls tell him what they are wearing. He didn’t have to purchase these dresses. The one in pink is really horrible. She can’t bend over, sit down or cross her legs without everyone getting a free show. Not cool dad.”

Janna Firestone
Janna Firestone
Janna lives in Northern Colorado with her husband and two teenage boys. You’ll often find her hiking, paddleboarding, or enjoying a good board game indoors. She's an unapologetic Dallas Cowboys fan, and an even bigger fan of coffee, dry shampoo, and authentic conversations.

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