A man who went viral last week for lecturing a group of teenage girls on a public beach about their choice of swimwear — and comparing their bikinis to ‘pornography’ — has been fired from his job at a Colorado construction company.
Logan Dorn was captured on camera after he approached the nine teen girls, whom he did not know, and told them to cover up in Fort Collins, Colorado.
‘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.
Video of the moment quickly went viral, with Logan accused of harassing the young women with a misogynistic tirade — and he simply dug his heels in, admitting that ‘a righteous anger’ came over him and he won’t apologize for confronting the teens.
But now Mighty Hand Construction, where he worked, has announced on Facebook that he has been terminated, and that his actions don’t ‘reflect our values.’
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)
‘Today information was brought to our attention that one of our employees, Logan Dorn, was accused of harassing a group of individuals over the weekend in Northern Colorado,’ the company wrote on Facebook.
‘We began an investigation this morning which has resulted in the immediate termination of Mr. Dorn.
‘Mighty Hand Construction does not condone Logan’s behavior in the videos, nor do his actions reflect our values as a company. Mighty Hand strives to be a place of business where all are treated with utmost respect and acceptance, and actions by our employees which go against those values will not be tolerated.’
Logan remains unapologetic, and has since posted several videos insisting he was right and blasting the ‘hate and lies’ aimed at him.
‘I will continue to stand for Jesus and the gospel,’ he wrote. ‘I will continue to fight for truth, righteousness, purity, and hold the line.’
He had faced widespread condemnation after approaching a teen named Mia and her eight friends on a public beach.
In a viral TikTok clip, Logan can be heard asking: ‘Why do you dress that way?’
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
Not wanting to engage, one of the young women replied: ‘Please leave us alone. Kindly.’
‘That’s a thong and that’s a bra,’ he told her.
‘Please go away… don’t look at me,’ one of the women replied.
‘You look around and you’re the only thing that sticks out,’ he answered.
Logan continued to argue, telling the women that ‘there’s free will in America, there’s freedom of speech’ — though he didn’t seem concerned with their freedom to wear bikinis on a public beach.
‘If men of God don’t stand up, then our society’s gonna go down the drain because there’s no morality,’ he said.
The women were 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.’
‘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
He continued to preach to them, however, as the young women laughed and repeatedly asked him to leave them alone.
‘There’s gonna come a day when you’re gonna come face to face with God,’ he said.
Finally, after some back and forth, a woman in his party helped him away, but turned to lecture the young women herself. She insisted she was ‘not judging’ the women in bikinis, but wanted 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 6.6 million views.
Commenters have cheered on the young women, who have since posted a follow-up commenting on his actions.
‘The fragile masculinity, off the charts,’ said Mia (left) in a follow-up video
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,’ added Mia.
Logan 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.
Follow his rules! Logan 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
‘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.
‘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.