Four years have passed since the BBC’s surprise interview with political analyst Robert Kelly who specializes in South Korea, but its protagonists are his young children who boycotted him. They made a very funny moment for many, however, in addition to that, it sparked debate on issues such as prejudice and even gender roles.
BBC reporters David Waddle recalled the humorous moment on Twitter of the popular video, which had more than 42 million views. Kelly, who responded with pictures of her children and what these anxious heroes now look like, is enchanted by the famous video.
Kelly showed her daughter Marion playing “Jingle Bells” on the cello and her baby James, who was hiding in the closet. So I don’t go to kindergarten one morning.
On March 10, 2017 everything looked normal. The typical report was from a foreign correspondent. Professor of political science Robert E. Kelly Did an analysis Crisis in South Korea After the removal of the president Park Geun Hye, Is involved in a corruption scandal.
But a very funny situation happened when the specialist looked at the camera in focus. Halfway through his report, one of his young daughters interrupted him, entered the room and stood next to the professional, who was trying to push her away without letting his focus aside.
the scene It became more fun After the youngest son Enter the room on his walkHis wife followed her, who did her best to quickly take the girls and try to pass unnoticed without realizing that the whole room looked like a picture.
the teacher She tried to keep her coolHe paused several times, and closed his eyes, until he laughed and waited for the situation to be resolved. When the kids were already in another setting, Kelly went on to date him, however The cries of the children could be heard in the background.
Various media have speculated about the identity of the woman. Many took her as a babysitter for grantedWhile many on social networks mocked her for what she looked like Frightened or anxious about her job.
The most prestigious British newspaper timeOn a later corrected note, I knew it as L.To the “crazy babysitter”, While a popular British newspaper said that I was “frightened”.
However, soon after It was revealed that she is not a babysitter. The woman in the video is the wife of the teacher, Jung-A Kim, who hails from South Korea and used to work as a yoga teacher.
American writer and women’s rights activist Roxanne Jay was one of those who asked Why do so many people assume he’s the one in charge of taking care of girls.
“A lot of you”He wrote to his followers “They should ask themselves about assuming the mother is the babysitter.”
Blogger Phil Yu, in the middle Angry Asian man He also lamented that people have fallen into prejudice. “There are stereotypes about Asian women who are submissive and negative, and forced to perform a service role.”, Wrote. “People were quick to assume that. “
On the other hand, the problem of mothers who are mistakenly believed to be babysitters because they belong to a minority is a common problem.
After the video was broadcast, people tweeted in a hurry #Retweet (Not a babysitter), Created by an African American writer who is confused with a nanny.
In a later interview, Kelly acknowledged the amazing work she does in caring for troubled children, as well as the home and all the chores that go into it.
The fame of the video that sparked criticism of the role of the sexes
After 10 days of the video spread across the globe, the conversation also focused on the not always equal gender roles and responsibilities between women and men. This often hinders the professional, educational, and personal development of a working mother compared to fathers.
This topic even spread widely through a comic TV show in New Zealand, Juno and BenParody the interview, but imagine How would a woman behave if she was the guest.
During the original interview, Professor Kelly tried to move forward by hiding the sweet presence of her children behind her back, the expert managed to conduct the interview while caring for her children and other household needs.