Millions of people have seen the viral video by now: Professor Robert Kelly was giving a live TV interview last Friday on South Korean politics when his children barged into the room and stole the show.
He forgot to lock his office door before a Skype call from the BBC, resulting in his kids’ unwanted entry.
Now Kelly, his wife Kim Jung-A and their two children have sat down for their first interview (with the Wall Street Journal) since the video went viral.
“It was funny,” Kelly admitted about the whole scenario.
He continued: “If you watch the tape I was sort of struggling to keep my own laughs down. They’re little kids and that’s how things are.”
“He usually locks the door,” his wife Kim said to the Wall Street Journal. “Most of the time they come back to me after they find the locked door. But they didn’t. And then I saw the door was open. It was chaos for me.”
Kelly, of the Department of Political Science at Pusan National University, was being interviewed on very serious subject — the impeachment of South Korea’s president —when one of his children walks into the frame dancing and wearing a bright yellow sweater.
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) March 10, 2017
“I made this minor mistake that turned my family into YouTube stars. It’s pretty ridiculous,” Kelly said.
Many people took to Twitter after the follow-up interview to celebrate Kelly and his family.
@WSJ It was wonderful! The Entrance of the Second Child an operatic moment! Hope they stop feeling embarrassed, it was a great moment!
— Priscilla Jensen (@offhandmanor1) March 14, 2017
fantastic follow-up 👍🏼
— Kate (@katekutzgar) March 14, 2017
it cute chaos, they are internet famous now 😊
— Syed Javeed (@javeedstwit) March 14, 2017
The viral video has created such a buzz that social media has created a Twitter moment for the family.