‘She was in a hippity-hoppity mood’, Family tells about their viral BBC interview

March 15, 2017, 4:56 pm
‘She was in a hippity-hoppity mood’, Family tells about their viral BBC interview
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‘She was in a hippity-hoppity mood’, Family tells about their viral BBC interview

‘She was in a hippity-hoppity mood’, Family tells about their viral BBC interview

Within in a single span of a video, the family that has broken internet world hell loose has come with an explanation that is so simple anyone having two toddlers at home could easily understand.

Professor Robert E Kelly and his wife, Kim Jung-a were at the centre of internet trolls after there kids, four-year-old Marion and eight-month-old James gatecrashed Kelly's BBC interview on Korean affairs. The viral clip not only attracted million views alone on BBC facebook but has also been the subject of an interesting news piece of many media outlets across the globe. Even the incidet had lead to a heated debate online about the predominant notion exisiting in the West about to tag any South Asian woman to be a nanny. The interesting discussion on racial divide has been viewed one of the bests internet world has seen so far after its inception.

Both Kelly and his wife laughed over the incident but were also worried about what would happen next. “We were worried actually that the BBC would never call us again. That was our first response – mortification that we had completely blown our relationship with you,” Kelly explained.

Several viewers were fascinated by Marion’s swagger in front of the screen. She’d celebrated her birthday earlier that day at school, Kelly said in an interview. “She was in a hippity-hoppity mood that day because of the school party,’ he said.

The Associate Professor of Political Science at Pusan National University, Kelly was having a rather busy day and forgot to lock the door of his study before the interview, as he usually does.

“I made this minor mistake that turned my family into YouTube stars,” Kelly said. “It’s pretty ridiculous.”

And some major questions posed by viewers have been answered. For example, the professor was wearing pants (many wondered about this because he didn’t move from his spot) but they were jeans. And no, nobody was scolded for the goof-up.

The professor felt deeply uncomfortable about people assuming that his wife was the child’s nanny, but his wife was not too perturbed. “I hope people just enjoy it and don’t argue over this thing,” she told the BBC. “I’m not the nanny – that’s the truth – so I hope they stop arguing.”