• Video Imagines How a Mom Would Have Handled BBC Dad's Situation
    IMAGE Jono and Ben on Facebook
  • It was bound to happen.

    The "BBC Dad" episode, where the kids of Robert Kelly, associate professor and East Asian Affairs expert, crashed his live TV news interview, now has a parody video made by New Zealand-based satirical news and entertainment showJono and Ben. It answers this question: what if it was a mom who was doing the live TV interview from the home office? 

    In the parody, instead of trying to guide her daughter out of the frame and play with the toys behind her, the mom picks her daughter up, sits her on her lap, and gives her a bottle to keep her still. When her son rolls in with his stroller, the mom shakes a ball rattle and gives it to the little boy. 

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    Then, the kids go out of frame, and the mom appears to proceed with doing what moms usually do -- check her roasted chicken in the oven, iron her husband's polo, and clean the toilet. The parody video takes it to the extreme with the mom deactivating a bomb, cutting the right wire without batting an eyelash and second-guessing herself. Talk about girl power, huh. 

    The broadcaster, seeing that she's busy, asks if she wanted to reschedule, but she continues to talk about politics in Korea, the reason why she was asked to do the interview. In the end, her husband goes into the room to ask for her help finding one of his socks. Because, you know, nothing is really lost in the house until Mom can't find it. Watch below.

    "Shout out to all the working women out there defusing bombs on a regular basis!" Jono and Ben's caption read. The parody video has been viewed more than 8.6 million times and has been shared nearly 143,000 times. However, the comments section show that reactions to the video is divided.

    Human Khan wrote, "I know this video has been made in good spirits and I support this a 100% but I'm a woman and I find this unfair to the original interviewee, and definitely sexist. Must women put down [all] men, all the time? Even for being human?"

    "It's not a fair criticism of the original video. He was trying to be professional in that moment and many would have reacted the same to an unexpected interruption. He did nothing wrong," Mary Christine wrote in the comments. 

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    Other people say the parody video just mirrors the reality of women's lives. "All this is saying is women can successfully multitask then men, shares more burden then men, works more hours than men -- all this is true [and] proved by science. So enjoy it and accept the reality; don't take it as offensive video. It's true and showed with funny gestures," explained one Mahak Nabeel in the comments. 

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    Andrea Acevedo-Philpott reminded people that the scenes were deliberately exaggerated. "This is great! It shows what working moms go through and how they really handle it all. For all those talking about sexism, or how the baby is too old for a bottle, yeah toilets don't move like that either, it's a parody video people," she wrote.  

    A few other people took a more neutral stance. "Men are better at few things and women are better at few others, it is a matter of prospective... Our strength will be found in our unity, not stupidity over "who is better," Issam Nawfel Bakhti wrote.

    Honestly, we found the video funny. It was only after reading the comments that we realized the many possible undertones it carried. What do you think?

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    If The Dad Whose Kids Crashed His Live TV Interview Were A Mom...

    A satirical news and entertainment website created a parody version of the viral BBC news clip and has gotten mixed reactions.

    Is it unfair to the dad? Is it degrading to the woman? Let us know your thoughts.

    The Internet and the world still can't get enough of Marion, the four-year-old little girl who crashed his dad's live news interview and stole the show. Robert Kelly, associate professor and East Asian Affairs expert, and his wife, Kim Jung-A, had talked about the hilarious incident and were equally shocked at their being Internet stars.

    As with any viral video nowadays, it gives birth to all kinds of stuff online. One of those is a parody made by a New Zealand-based satirical news and entertainment show Jono and Ben. In the parody video they posted on Facebook, it shows what could have happened if the dad is a mom and her kids walk in on her live TV interview.

    The parody video starts to divert from the original after the little girl walked in on her mom doing the interview. Instead of trying to guide to play with her toys behind her to get her out of the frame, the mom picks her daughter up, seats her on her lap, and gives her bottle to keep her still. When her son rolls in with his stroller, the mom shakes a ball rattle and give it to the little boy.

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    Then, the kids go out of frame and the mom appears to proceed with doing the rest of what moms do -- check her roasted chicken in the oven, iron her husband's polo, and clean the toilet. The parody video takes it to the extreme with the mom deactivating a bomb and she did cut the right wire without batting an eyelash and second-guessing herself. Talk about girl power, huh.

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    The broadcaster, seeing that she's busy, asks if she wanted to reschedule, but she continues to talk about politics in Korea, the reason why she was asked to do the interview. In the end, her husband goes into the room to ask for her help finding one of his socks. Because, you know, nothing is really lost in the house until Mom can't find it.

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    "Shout out to all the working women out there defusing bombs on a regular basis!" Jono and Ben's caption read. The parody video has been viewed more than 8.6 million times and has been shared more nearly 143,000 times. However, the comments section show that reactions to the video is divided.

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    Human Khan wrote, "I know this video has been made in good spirits and I support this a 100% but I'm a woman and I find this unfair to the original interviewee, and definitely sexist. Must women put down [all] men, all the time? Even for being human?" "It's not a fair criticism of the original video. He was trying to be professional in that moment and many would have reacted the same to an unexpected interruption. He did nothing wrong," Mary Christine wrote in the comments.

    Other people say the parody video just mirrors the reality of women's lives. "All this is saying is women can successfully multitask then men, shares more burden then men, works more hours than men -- all this is true [and] proved by science. So enjoy it and accept the reality; don't take it as offensive video. It's true and showed with funny gestures," explained one Mahak Nabeel in the comments.

    Andrea Acevedo-Philpott reminded people that the scenes were deliberately exaggerated. "This is great! It shows what working moms go through and how they really handle it all. For all those talking about sexism, or how the baby is too old for a bottle, yeah toilets don't move like that either, it's a parody video people," she wrote. 

    A few people took a more neutral stance. "Men are better at few things and women are better at few others, it is a matter of prospective... Our strength will be found in our unity, not stupidity over "who is better", Issam Nawfel Bakhti wrote.

    What do you think?

     

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