‘BBC Dad’ on Going Viral: ‘This Is Now the First Line in My Obituary’


Robert E. Kelly and Kim Jeong-ah with their children, Marion, 4, and James, 8 months, on Wednesday at Pusan National University in South Korea, where they discussed their “very public family blooper.”

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HONG KONG — Strangers ask him if he was wearing pants. His phone hasn’t stopped ringing. And, no, he was not abusing his daughter in trying to get her out of camera range during a live television interview.

Robert E. Kelly, the so-called “BBC dad” whose young children wandered into the room while he was doing a Skype interview on South Korean politics, met with reporters along with his family on Wednesday to discuss…

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