When Tommy Jordan posted a YouTube video of him shooting up his daughter Hannah's laptop with a .45 after she criticized her parents on Facebook, he had no idea it would go viral and spark a worldwide debate about tough-love and parenting.
Tommy Jordan's YouTube video Facebook Parenting: For the troubled teen had more than 22 million hits on Tuesday. It was posted last Wednesday and had already racked up 2 million views by Friday.
In the video, Tommy Jordan sits in a chair holding a cigarette and a printout of his daughter's Facebook message with a gun holstered by his hip.
"Hannah, you were grounded for three months for doing something similar to this and I would've thought that with a father in IT for a living, you would have better sense than to do it again," he says.
Tommy Jordan then reads his daughter's letter: "To my parents: I'm not your damn slave. It's not my responsibility to clean up your sh*t," she writes. Hannah goes on to say she should be paid for doing household chores.
After finishing the letter, Tommy Jordan details Hannah's modest list of household chores and calls her lazy and disrespectful.
"It's about to get a whole lot harder today," he says. "I'm gonna post this on your Facebook wall, so all those kids that thought it was cool for how rebellious you were can see what happens." He then pumps eight hollow-point rounds into her laptop.
Is Tommy Jordan a bad parent? Should he have posted Facebook Parenting: For the troubled teen?