Kids Crash Dad's Live BBC Interview, Twitter Explodes With Laughter, Judgement

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A hilarious video of kids crashing their father’s BBC interview has gone viral, but the Internet is torn on whether or not the father reacted appropriately.

Political science professor Robert E. Kelly was being interviewed via Skype about South Korean politics when his two young kids sauntered in during the live stream. Kelly’s first reaction was to nudge his eldest daughter away from the screen rather than to fully stop the interview to lead her and his other child out of the room.

Watch the video above to see the videobomb in full.

While initial reactions to the live interview mishap were mainly positive...

Some criticized Kelly for his initial reaction, which was to shoo his daughter away with his arm.

In his defence, a GQ reader hilariously suggested that maybe Kelly wasn’t wearing any pants. He was working from home after all!

Additionally, the video stirred an interesting debate: was the woman in the video the wife or the nanny?

For the record, the woman is Kelly’s wife, as evidenced by his old blog. One Twitter user also confirmed this saying, “She's the mother and her name is Jung A-Kim. Super hero & Mother of a confident little girl. wife to #RobertKelly.”

Nonetheless, many assumed the woman was the nanny because she is Asian. In response, many pointed out how problematic this is.

Despite this, the video went viral for all the right reasons: cute kids crashing dad at work.

After the video became a sensation in just a few hours, a BBC spokesman told MailOnline: “We're really grateful to Professor Kelly for his professionalism. This just goes to show that live broadcasting isn't always child's play.”

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