Tommy Jordan, the Stanly County father who responded to his teen-age daughter's Facebook rant with an eight-minute YouTube rant of his own, says he is preparing to "move on" with his life.
We use the word "says" guardedly, because Jordan has declined -- throughout the six-day whirlwind of publicity resulting from a YouTube post that has garnered almost 22 million hits -- to speak with the media.
Instead, he is doing what his 15-year-old daughter did when she complained that her parents had turned her into a slave by requiring her to do chores -- he's circumventing the media and communicating to his followers and detractors with Facebook.
In a recent post late Monday night, Jordan said, "In a couple of days, whether the world at large has moved on or not, I'm going to." Jordan, who lives outside the Albemarle city limits, became a world-wide sensation last week when he posted the YouTube video in which he answered his daughter's complaints and finished by using a handgun to pepper the girl's laptop computer with bullets.
The video went viral, and it brought news media from around the country to Jordan's house.
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