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Robert E. Kelly and Family Discuss Viral Video of BBC Interview

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By    |   Wednesday, 15 Mar 2017 11:31 AM

The BBC News interview with American professor Robert E. Kelly that was crashed by his children last week is something the family smiles about now, the academic told the broadcaster in a second interview Wednesday.

Kelly, a political science professor at Pusan National University, was discussing the impeachment of the South Korean president via Skype with the BBC World News from his home office when the two children burst into the room, The Guardian noted.

Kelly's wife Jung-a Kim could be seen running through the door of her husband's office to grab the children in their South Korea apartment after Marion, 4, and James, 8 months, interrupted the live interview, The Guardian said. The video has been viewed on YouTube more than 600,000 times over the past three days.

"We were worried actually that the BBC would never call us again," Kelly said, according to The Guardian. "That was our first response – mortification that we had completely blown our relationship with you."

Kelly told the broadcaster that the family and his friends all get a good laugh out of the video now. Kelly added, though, that he was "uncomfortable" with so many people believed his wife was actually a nanny, including some news media outlets.

That led to some pointed exchanges on social media.

Jung herself tried to steer others from the controversy, telling the BBC News that people should just "enjoy" the video.

"I hope people just enjoy it and don’t argue over this thing," she said. "I'm not the nanny – that's the truth – so I hope they stop arguing."

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The BBC News interview with American professor Robert E. Kelly that was crashed by his children last week is something the family smiles about now, the academic told the broadcaster in a second interview Wednesday.
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