A group of teenagers filmed the moment that a strange man approached them at a public beach to lecture them about their swimsuits and compare their bikinis to ‘pornography’ — all while they repeatedly asked him to leave them alone.
Mia, 18, captured the encounter in Fort Collins, Colorado, filming as Logan Dorn — a man whom she and her eight friends had never met before — stood over them and told them to cover up.
‘Take young eyes into consideration. They don’t need to see pornography right in front of them. You’re flaunting your stuff,’ he told them.
Since the video went viral, Logan has been accused of harassing the young women with a misogynistic tirade — but the older man is digging his heels in, admitting that ‘a righteous anger’ came over him and he won’t apologize for confronting the teens.
Yikes: A group of teenagers filmed the moment that a strange man approached them at the beach to lecture them about their swimsuits and compare their bikinis to ‘pornography’
What they wore: The nine women wore bikinis to a public beach in Fort Collins, Colorado (one is taking the photo)
Mia started filming once Logan had already approached her and her eight friends, who were laying out on towels in bikinis.
She later noted that while they are all 18, Logan didn’t know that — and as far as he was aware, he could have been approaching a group of minors to lecture them about their bodies.
As the first clip begins, Logan can be heard asking: ‘Why do you dress that way?’
Not wanting to engaged, one of the young women replies: ‘Please leave us alone. Kindly.’
‘That’s a thong and that’s a bra,’ he tells her.
‘Please go away… don’t look at me,’ one of the women replies.
‘You look around and you’re the only thing that sticks out,’ he answers.
Logan continues to argue, telling the women that ‘there’s free will in America, there’s freedom of speech’ — though he doesn’t seem concerned with their freedom to wear bikinis on a public beach.
Other people’s business: Logan tells them they should consider children when getting dressed and implies that God will judge them harshly
Whatever: The women are clearly put off by his lecture, in turn laughing at him and telling him to go away
‘If men of God don’t stand up, then our society’s gonna go down the drain because there’s no morality,’ he says.
The women are clearly put off by his lecture, in turn laughing at him and telling him to go away.
One referenced a bible verse that reads, in full: ‘And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you.’
He continues to preach to them, however, as the young women laugh and repeatedly ask him to leave them alone.
Another woman, dressed in a T-shirt and shorts, and a little girl in a one-piece swimsuit stand nearby.
‘There’s gonna come a day when you’re gonna come face to face with God,’ he says.
Finally, after some back and forth, a woman in his party helps him away, but turns to lecture the young women herself.
She insists is ‘not judging’ the women in bikinis, but wants them to think about what they wear to the beach.
‘If men of God don’t stand up, then our society’s gonna go down the drain because there’s no morality,’ he says
Modesty police: A woman in his party lectures the young women too. She insists is ‘not judging’ the women in bikinis, but wants them to think about what they wear to the beach
‘It does matter what you guys wear, not because of what he says, but because you need to value yourself,’ she says.
The videos have quickly gone viral, with the first racking up 1.5 million views.
Commenters have cheered on the young women, who have since posted a follow-up commenting on his actions.
They pointed out that they were on a public beach and that there were other women wearing similar bikinis — but they were the only all-female group, which they think made then an easy target for the man.
They also noted that he didn’t seem at all concerned with a man wearing a Speedo nearby.
‘We should have thrown sand at him! I’m so sorry. We didn’t think about it,’ one of the young women, Maddie, said in response to commenters who’d suggested they do so.
‘The fragile masculinity, off the charts,’ said Mia (left) in a follow-up video
‘The fragile masculinity, off the charts,’ added Mia.
Logan has posted his own video sharing ‘his side’ of the story, which ultimately came down to him defending the actions seen in the video as righteous.
‘My side of the story is, I was at a reservoir or a lake and I was with family members, all different ages, from my age to college age, all the way down to … a two-year-old girl,’ he said.
At one point, someone in his family said they wanted to move because there were ‘college-aged women showing too much’ nearby.
‘Right then and there, I felt just a righteous anger come over me, and also just a boldness by the Holy Spirit just to go and confront these ladies and to speak to truth that, hey what you’re wearing is not OK for a nine-year-old boy or a six-year-old boy,’ he said.
‘Being introduced to pornography at a young age, it destroyed me and I [had] in that moment just a righteous anger to defend and protect young eyes,’ he went on.
Follow his rules! Logan has posted his own video sharing ‘his side’ of the story, which ultimately came down to him defending the actions seen in the video as righteous
‘I just started to speak truth that hey, what you’re wearing is not OK, that you can’t find your worth in your body, that the physical never satisfies, that there’s gonna come a day when you’re face to face with God… you know, things of that nature.
‘I’m not gonna apologize, I’m gonna continue to stand on the truth, I’m gonna continue to stand on the word of God,’ he said.
‘Our society is on such a downcline [sic] of morality, pornography and lust is at an all time high,’ he added.
Logan has turned comments off on his video, though Mia’s videos have been flooded with support for the young women.