What happens when your teenage daughter openly disses you on Facebook? If you're Tommy Jordan of Albermarle, N.C., you get even.
Jordan has become something of an Internet sensation since he let everyone in the cyberworld know just how unhappy he was with something his 15 year-old daughter, Hannah, wrote about him on Facebook.
In an eight-minute video on YouTube titled, "Facebook Parenting: For the Troubled Teen," Jordan reads his daughter's curse-littered diatribe that bemoans her parents for making her do chores and apply for jobs.
Is it wrong for a parent to use social media against their own child when the child used Facebook to criticize them?
"I'm tired of picking up after you," Hannah wrote. "You tell me at least once a day that I need to get a job. You could just pay me for all the s**t that I do around the house. Every day when I get home from school, I have to do dishes, clean the counter tops, all the floors, make all the beds, do the laundry and get the trash. I'm not even going to mention all the work I do around your clinic."
Besides his own commentary - "Pay you for the chores, seriously? Pay you for chores that you're supposed to do around the house?" - Jordan makes a bold statement by shooting several rounds from his handgun into Hannah's computer, essentially preventing her from ever posting anything on Facebook again, at least until she can afford to buy her own computer to do it.
The entire response was posted on both YouTube and on Hannah's Facebook page.
This begs the question: is what Tommy Jordan did out-of-line? Should he have kept the issue private or is this openly public punishment right-on in terms of outing a teenager who used an open forum like Facebook to criticize her parents in the first place?
Join in the discussion in the comments below and tell us what you think of this very public grounding.