Unless you live under a rock you’ve probably seen the video of the dad shooting his daughter’s laptop that went viral last week. In the ‘Facebook Parenting: For the troubled teen,’ which has been viewed over 21.1 million times since it hit YouTube last Wednesday, Tommy Jordan fires 9 rounds into his daughter’s laptop with his .45 after discovering a rant she wrote on Facebook about her parents. Wondering what’s happening with the family since the video has gone viral? Jordan shares it all on his Facebook page.
Over the weekend Jordan reported in a status update on Facebook that the police stopped by his house:
“Apparently both the local police and the department of social services are OK with it. Yes they came. Of course they came. They received enough ‘Oh my god he’s going to kill his daughter’ comments that they had to. I knew that the moment it went viral.. it was too late and it was inevitable. I’m only surprised it took as long as it did to be honest.
“The police by the way said ‘Kudos, Sir’ and most of them made their kids watch it. I actually had a ‘thank you’ from an entire detectives squad. And another police officer is using it in a positive manner in his presentation for the school system. How’s about those apples? Didn’t expect THAT when you called the cops did you?”
He adds that child protective services came by to meet with him and with his daughter and that “At the end of the day, no I’m not losing my kids, no one’s in danger of being ripped from our home that I know of, and I actually got to spend some time with the nice lady and learn some cool parenting tips that I didn’t know.”
Jordan says, “I make bad parenting decisions all the time. We all do. Personally, I stand behind the decision I made earlier this week by posting the video. I don’t find fault with it. If I had to do it again… let’s see… I’d do it almost the same.” Almost the same except he wouldn’t have been smoking a cigarette and “I’d have worn my Silverbelly Stetson, not my Tilley hat if I’d known that image was going to follow me the rest of my life and I’d probably have cleaned my boots.”
Megan O’Neill is the resident web video enthusiast here at Social Times. Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.