The North Carolina father who starred in a viral video firing his .45 at his daughter's laptop after she blasted him on her Facebook page says he's now getting along better with the teenager.
Tommy Jordan, of Albemarle, N.C., posted the video entitled, "Facebook Parenting: For the troubled teen," on YouTube in February. Within days, it notched 2 millions views and, as of Friday, has been viewed nearly 33 million times. The video led to countless online comments and, according to Jordan, an improved relationship with 15-year-old Hannah.
"Contrary to what a lot of folks believe, my daughter and I communicate a lot more now than we used to," Tommy Jordan told WBTV. "We get along better. We're talking things out more instead of bottling things up. I'm trying to be proactive about trying to suck information out of her when I think something is on her mind."
Jordan, who runs an information technology business, said he still receives a few hundred Facebook message every day in reference to the video.
"There's been like 10,000 online going, 'Oh my god, you gun-toting, hillbilly, uneducated, redneck, child abusing," Jordan told the station. "Then there's everything from, 'Tommy for president,' 'Tommy's my hero,' 'Tommy you're a great dad.' [The video] is 8:23 of my life. You don't know if I'm a good dad or not based on that."
Jordan continued: "I'm glad you think I am. But you really don't know. And you really don't know if I'm a horrible parent based on that. It was an eight minute glimpse into one person's life at a fairly emotional moment."
Jordan's daughter, for her part, said she actually posted her initial rant as an accident.
"I didn't mean to post it, but my battery died after I did," Hannah Jordan told WBTV. "So I couldn't take it back."
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