NEW YORK -- The Albemarle dad who shot his daughter's laptop after posting comments about her parents on Facebook was on the "Today" show Wednesday morning.
The father, Tommy Jordan, posted a video on YouTube in response to a rant his daughter made about doing chores around the house and being a slave to her parents early last month.
The video became a viral hit in a matter of days and several national media outlets weighed in on Jordan's choice of punishing his daughter.
In an exclusive interview with Matt Lauer, Jordan and his daughter spoke about how their life has changed since that video.
"It has changed a lot," Jordan said to Lauer. "We've had a lot of scrutiny and a lot of people keeping an eye on every little comment we make and everything we do on Facebook."
Jordan said some people have supported his video post and others have showed their disbelief of embarrassing his daughter on the Internet.
"Yeah, we had 10,000 to 20,000 [negative e-mail responses] I can't even keep track anymore," Jordan said. "I probably get 1,000 a day on a slow day. I try to go through the good and the bad. I have a folder for good, bad and media."
Jordan and his daughter explained how their relationship has improved and how they have not let their home life change since the video.
"We talked about it and went our separate ways for a little while," Jordan's daughter Hannah Marie said after the video was posted. "We came back together and laughed about it afterwords."
Marie admitted she did something wrong when she posted her Facebook rant and said she had learned from the incident.
"I do believe I did something wrong," she said.
However, Marie did believe her father overreacted with the video post.
"I think he overreacted a little bit, but I do understand why he did it," she said to Lauer.
Jordan also explained the reason for posting the video instead of taking a more traditional way to punish his daughter.
"We tried the adult level of disciplining her," Jordan said. " We tried talking to her about it, we tried taking her laptop away and grounding her. That did not work. I got down her on level and did the exact same format as she did. She put it on Facebook, so I put it on Facebook."
Lauer asked why Jordan didn't just handle it as a family matter and not post the video on YouTube.
"Possible, in hindsight, maybe that was the right thing to do," Jordan said. "However, I can't change that. I did what I did and stand behind what I did."
Toward the end of the interview, Jordan made sure to explain how much he cares about his daughter and how he values their relationship.
"I have a great kid," Jordan said. " A lot people took 8:23 of my life to judge me and they took 30 seconds after reading her note to judge her. I have a great daughter. She made a mistake that day and I made a mistake that day."