Robert Kelly’s first live TV interview was a
disaster the best thing to ever happen ever.
Now thanks to the Wall Street Journal and the BBC, we have the inside scoop on what was going through the poor bloke’s mind.
Here’s everything we found out.
1. Why his four-year-old daughter, Marion, had so much swagger in her walk.
Turns out “she was in a hippity-hoppity mood that day (after being at) a school party,” Professor Kelly told the WSJ.
2. The lady running in was his wife, not the nanny like a bunch of people assumed.
3. His lovely wife, Jung-a Kim, was watching the interview on the live stream and filming it on her phone.
(Side note: I would pay so much money to watch that iPhone footage).
4. Robert and Jung were “mortified” that they’d ruined their relationship with BBC after it happened.
“As soon as she opened the door, I saw her image on my screen. … Then I knew it was over,” he told the WSJ.
“I mean it was terribly cute.”
“I saw the video like everybody else. My wife did a great job cleaning up a really unanticipated situation as best she possibly could.”
“I made this minor mistake that turned my family into YouTube stars. It’s pretty ridiculous.”
5. Unsurprisingly, they’ve been inundated with media requests:
“Since Friday night we’ve been fairly relentlessly solicited on social media by phone and by email,” he told BBC News.
“We turned off our phones or put them on airplane mode for a while.”
6. And yes, he normally locks the door
“He usually locks the door,” Kim said.
“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.”
7. And most importantly, while many people think he palmed his daughter in the face because he didn’t want to get up from his chair due to a lack of pants, Robert is adamant he had pants on.
Whether you believe him is up to you.
Check out the interview with the BBC below: