17 Marzo 2017 16:35
The clip of political science professor Robert Kelly's BBC interview was probably last week's biggest internet sensation.
The cameo appearance of Kelly's four-year-old daughter and baby son during the interview – not to mention his wife's frantic entrance and slapstick attempt to hustle the children off camera – made the family famous last week.
Never give a shit pic.twitter.com/sfW6a9Gr10
— Joe Skrebels (@2plus2isjoe) March 10, 2017
— Ruaidhrí Ward (@RuaWard) March 10, 2017
walk into the club like pic.twitter.com/Dp4rcdI0pj
— Valerie Loftus (@valerieloftus) March 10, 2017
— InformaPanamá (@Informapty507) March 13, 2017
Some people let their prejudice show by assuming that the woman who rushed in, Jung-a Kim, was the children's nanny rather than their mother.
This nanny is absolutely unemployed rn pic.twitter.com/Wjq8zMpGkL
— Podfathers Podcast (@PodfathersShow) March 10, 2017
1) It's his wife, not a nanny or maid
2) She has a name, Jung-a Kim
3) Cute kids
4) Life happens ❤️
5) ??????? pic.twitter.com/3NFVATjy50
— Maria Chong (@mariachong) March 10, 2017
The overwhelmed family spent a few days disconnected from social media for a few days. But on Tuesday they broke their silence. Kelly gave another interview to the BBC... and this time the whole family was invited.
'Everybody we know seems to think it's pretty hysterical. We understand why people find it enjoyable... It's funny,' Kelly told James Menendez, the BBC presenter who conducted the original interview.
His wife, Jung-a Kim, said: 'We laughed a lot, but still we were worried a little bit more.'
Her husband added: '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.'
The associate professor of political science at Pusan National University admitted that the fact that so many people had assumed Kim was the nanny made him feel 'pretty uncomfortable'. His wife, however, was less bothered. '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.'
Now there's just one small matter to clear up... Are these three girls cousins or what?