The family who starred in the viral video where the reporter dad, Professor Robert Kelly, got interrupted by his children while he was giving an interview to the BBC about the impeachment of South Korea’s President finally faced the media and reacts “it was terribly cute.”
“I made this minor mistake that turned my family into YouTube stars,” Kelly told the Wall Street Journal. “It’s pretty ridiculous.”
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Overwhelmed by the attention they received globally, Kelly explained he simply forgot to lock the door to his office that is why the children entered.
“Most of the time they come back to me after they find the locked door,” Kelly’s wife, Kim Jung-A, told the Wall Street Journal. “But they didn’t. And then I saw the door was open. It was chaos for me.”
The couple thought Kelly would never be asked to appear on the BBC again after the incident. 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 changed their mind anyway.
At one point, Kelly also had to put his phone on airplane mode after the interview.
“We stonewalled because we didn’t know what to do,” he said, assuring he did not reprimand the children for interrupting his interview.
Rewatch the funny interview incident of the family below: