A protective dad has come up with a controversial method to scare boys away from his young daughter – by making her wear a T-shirt with a picture of him with his shirt off, and the caption “Stay clear boys…this is my dad.”

stay clear boys this is my dad

The beefy father originally shared a picture of himself smiling alongside his unimpressed daughter on Reddit under the headline: “Dad security.”

The post has started a firestorm of comments.

One wrote: “Dads thought process: How can I tell more people I work out, and not look like a tool?”

Another added: “How about a shirt that says ‘attention boys…this is my body and I do what I want with it…neither you nor my dad make any of the rules…and ps I may not even be into boys’.

Do you think this dad went too far?