An American father has ignited a storm of controversy for posting an online video lambasting his teenage daughter for a Facebook post before shooting her laptop.
In a video which has so far gathered over 20 million views and over 220 thousand ‘likes’, Tommy Jordan sits down in front of the camera and explains a brattish Facebook post made by his 15-year-old daughter where she describes her household chores as slavery and demands payment.
Her father, having subsequently spending the better part of a day updating the teenager’s laptop and loading on new software, discovered the post – a mock letter to her parents with the privacy controls set so that her parents couldn’t view the post.
Jordan reads the letter from a printout, setting his daughter straight before saying that there would be dire consequences. Those consequences would be a full clip of a .45 semi automatic handgun.
The teenager is "probably grounded to college", says Jordan, adding that the only laptop she will have access to is one that she buys from getting a part-time job. Apparently the cost of the ammo will also need to be met by his daughter.
By and large the post seems to have struck a nerve with those who presumably have experienced ‘entitled’ teenagers, as Americans would say. While there are some comments rightfully calling into question what role a firearm has in a family dispute, the overwhelming majority appear to support taking of a hard stance against misbehaviour on the social network Facebook.
The original Facebook thread is here with the YouTube video linked at the top. The video contains some mild language.