The Dad Who Was Photobombed During His Live BBC Interview Speaks Out (With Kids & Wife in Tow)! by Christine Jones

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9 months ago

By now, I'm sure you've seen the hilarious video of the Korean affairs expert being photobombed by his adorable young children while being interviewed live on BBC. (If you somehow missed it, you can see it here.) The best part for me is when the second child comes rolling in. That's when I really lost it. Now for the first time since that infamous interview, Robert E. Kelly and his wife, Kim Jung-A, address the media and talk about their reactions to the video that has gone viral!

They recount the series of events that lead up to the hilarity. The BBC interview was at the end of a long day of media appearances from the Kelly home in South Korea. Kelly is an expert on East Asian affairs who was being interviewed to discuss the impeachment of South Korea's president. Typically when he does interviews from home, he locks his office door. This time, he forgot, as his wife jokingly points out. Right after the incident, he and his wife were concerned that the incident would end his career. Not so. Thankfully, it seems like most reactions have been positive and understanding that this is a true life example of regular old parenting chaos!

In fact, according to the WSJ (the source of the video above), the original video interview has now been viewed more than 84 million times! As Kelly jokes, “I made this minor mistake that turned my family into YouTube stars. It’s pretty ridiculous.” Watch the video with him and his family – we dare you not to smile!

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Kim Kusiciel
The realities of life!!! I think it's great that they came out and just owned it. NO big deal, we've all been "there" in one way or another! ;)
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
Totally agree, Kim Kusiciel - what parent can't relate, LOL! Thanks for sharing the update, Christine Jones ! Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
Christine Jones
It's just such a great example of what Kim Kusiciel talked about last week- the messiness of life!
Nicole DeAvilla
These are great! Our pet rabbit has photo bombed some of my yoga videos!
Ann Marie Gardinier Halstead
I just love this family! I feel like this easily could have happened to me- and my kids are so much older! :)

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