18 Feb '12, 3am

US dad shoots laptop over teenage daughter's Facebook complains about her parents

It is classic parent-teenager strife, revamped for the Internet age: A 15-year-old takes to Facebook to curse her parents and complain about chores and the pressures of youth. Her disgusted father videotapes and posts a lengthy rebuttal punctuated by nine gunshots as he empties his pistol into her laptop. The bizarre tech-xecution has garnered more than 26 million views on YouTube and tens of thousands more on Facebook, touching a nerve with others tired of their kids' attitudes but also drawing backlash from parents who have kept such desires in check, people who believe the father is the one being childish. "It represents a fantasy scenario for parents," said Syracuse University professor Anthony Rotolo who specialises in social media. "Most parents would not respond in this manner ... but many parents have certainly felt unappreciated and imagined taking similar action....

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