Watch: Would the BBC interview have been different if it featured a stay-at-home mother?

Another take on the Korean viral video.

“I made this minor mistake that turned my family into YouTube stars. It’s pretty ridiculous,” said Professor Robert E Kelly, an expert on Korea who shot to global prominence this week as his children walked into his study as he was giving an interview to the BBC.

There’s been a lot of discussion about that moment in the days since. Daily Show host Trevor Noah even described it as “greatest moment in the history of television. Ever.” Children have starred in videos imitating the major players in the video, while adults have gone on to produce numerous think-pieces about what exactly transpired. It has sparked a debate about racism as many viewers assumed that Kelly’s South Korean spouse, Jung-a Kim, was the children’s nanny.

While some viewers questioned the treatment Kelly’s daughter received at the hands of her father, he explained he wasn’t “shoving” her but merely pushing her closer to her books and toys.

Now satirical news and entertainment duo Jono and Ben have brought the original video back to life with a hilarious parody and asking the question, “What if a woman had been present in the original video?” Kate Bosworth, the female stand-in for Kelly, is the perfect stay-at-home mother who proceeds to not only feed the toddlers in the midst of her television interview but also roasts a chicken and defuses a bomb while she’s at it.

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