Updated: October 26, 2021 9:36:00 am
Even though people have been working from home for over a year, there are still moments when they have been caught off-guard, especially during video calls. One such moment happened on live television when a financial expert was interrupted by his son on air and the little one’s goofing around started a laughing riot online.
In an interview with Bloomberg News, Jacob Funk Kirkegaard, a senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund (GMF) and associated with the Peterson Institute For International Economics (PIIE), was discussing news about Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann stepping down. However, as the expert was all serious explaining how it could impact the German finance industry, his son stole the show by walking into the frame.
While the little boy was seen waving frantically to get his father’s attention, Kirkegaard carried on nonchalantly maintaining a poker-face. He was seen trying to push the child away. However, that didn’t stop the father to still carry on, as the boy even grabbed a stapler!
Finally, the show’s presenter, Jonathan Ferro, tried to break the ice and laugh it off. Ferro interrupted Kirkegaard to make a joke about his son, “Does your son work for the Greek government?”
The clip was shared on Twitter by Bloomberg producer Aggi Cantrill, with many commenting on the hilarious incident and naturally it got reminded people of 2017’s BBC Dad Robert Kelly.
— Aggi (@aggichristiane) October 20, 2021
The video garnered a lot of reaction online, with most parents saying this is nothing to be embarrassed about but lauded him for his “nordic cold” calmness and composure. However, he admitted on Twitter replying to an user, he couldn’t control his laughter in the end.
:-) – in fairness, if you watch the whole thing, you will see that Nordic cool breaks down quite quickly – https://t.co/1iHHNKderH
— Jacob F Kirkegaard (@jfkirkegaard) October 21, 2021
Here’s how netizens reacted to it:
This kid video bombing his dad’s interview is how I imagine Victorians feel about doing any more lockdowns or zoom meetings.
— Antoinette Lattouf (@antoinette_news) October 20, 2021
This young man has set the standard for the most impactful TV hit from home! 🤩🤩🤩 https://t.co/rlaZCWp2fO
— Eleni Giokos (@EleniGiokos) October 21, 2021
This kid out here trolling his dad is sublime performance art pic.twitter.com/lipjOOxpVi
— Gabe Hudson (@gabehudson) October 20, 2021
— Bonnie Burton (@bonniegrrl) October 20, 2021
To be honest this could be his revenge for you making him an Arsenal fan….
— Robin Wigglesworth (@RobinWigg) October 22, 2021
— Room Rater (@ratemyskyperoom) October 20, 2021
— Peter Ryan (@Peter_F_Ryan) October 20, 2021
— Nicolai von Ondarza (@NvOndarza) October 21, 2021
Our very own BBC Dad moment https://t.co/qdHFXyQGQQ
— Juliette Saly (@julesaly) October 20, 2021
Absolute props to Bloomberg Dad here for a) keeping it together and b) outdoing BBC Dad https://t.co/CIirP2yZcA
— Kate Bevan (@katebevan) October 21, 2021
— clarissa is rewriting star wars ix (@ClarissaDeLune) October 21, 2021
When your middle name is Funk, the dancing kids come free with any live TV spot https://t.co/J0k46s29eF
— Amanda Katz (@katzish) October 20, 2021
Having pets and children interrupt Zoom meetings and interview is not a surprise at this point with people getting used to a pandemic life. Earlier in August, Carmel Sepuloni, New Zealand’s Minister for Social Development, had an interview interrupted by her son who showed off a “deformed carrot shaped like a male body part”.
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