How did 2 little kids ruin daddy’s live interview? Family speaks for the 1st time after the incident!
Actually the little kids did not ruin the interview, they just made it hilarious for the whole planet who watched and laughed. I must say, it made my day when I saw Robert Kelly’s viral video. Kelly is an expert on East Asian Affairs who was doing a live video interview for BBC at 7 p.m. last Friday.
The problem, if we can call it that way, started when he forgot to lock the door of his office in his high-rise apartment in Busan, South Korea’s second biggest city.
“I made this minor mistake that turned my family into YouTube stars”, Kelly told the Wall Street Journal. It’s pretty ridiculous. Kelly was on air discussing the impeachment of South Korea’s president, when the first little intruder, his daughter, crashed the interview with a lot of grace and charisma. If that was not enough, another little one, his 8th month son in a baby walker also interrupted, while daddy was struggling to focus on his interview and apologizing to the TV Anchor. But as it was a Hollywood comedy, Kelly’s wife, Kim Jung-A, and mother of the 2 children entered the room trying to retrieve them. The scene turned even funnier!
“It’s a comedy of errors”, Kelly said about the video, one of the biggest viral internet sensations of the year.
The video had been viewed over 84 million times on the BBC Facebook page as of Tuesday morning. Immediately after the interview though, he and his wife were concerned he would never be asked to appear on the BBC again. He even emailed the channel an apology, but the broadcaster just responded and asked if they could post the clip with the children on the internet. They initially declined, but ultimately decided to give consent. After they did so, however, they were overwhelmed; at one point, Mr. Kelly said he had to put his phone on airplane mode.”We stonewalled because we didn’t know what to do”, he said. The couple also did not reprimand the children for interrupting their father’s interview. “I mean it was terribly cute”, Kelly said. “Yes I was mortified, but I also want my kids to feel comfortable coming to me”.
Watch the TV interview with BBC: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39267005