Chris Pine doubles down on his short shorts: ‘It’s supposed to be short’

Chris Pine has defended his decision to wear short shorts after a photo of him wearing the garment went viral.

In a recent interview with E! News, the Dungeons & Dragons actor said that the polarising, thigh-revealing look was here to stay. After hearing that photos of him went viral, the actor responded, saying: “Hell yeah.”

He then stood by his look and refused to defend the shorts, seeing no point. “I don’t think there’s anything to defend,” he told the outlet. “It’s called a short, isn’t it? It’s supposed to be short.”

“Corduroy shorts, short [shorts] … I mean, it’s a vibe. It’s the best vibe. It’s like a Tom Selleck vibe. It’s like [a] ‘70s surfer vibe,” he added, noting that short shorts had a long history in fashion beyond the Magnum PI actor.

“It’s like Showtime — Lakers,” he continued. “Would you rather see them with the short shorts and Magic Johnson looking like a basketball player, an athlete, rather than wearing some sort of capri or something on the floor? No. So, I’ll be wearing the short shorts.”