Canadian politician appears naked in work Zoom call
A Canadian politician has apologized after appearing naked in a
video call with colleagues. “This was an unfortunate error,”
William Amos, who represents the Quebec district of Pontiac,
said in a statement on Wednesday. “My video was accidentally
turned on as I was changing into my work clothes after going
for a jog,” he said. A screenshot of the incident posted on social
media shows Mr Amos holding a mobile phone over his private parts.
The liberal member of parliament was captured standing behind a
chair near a desk between the Quebec and Canadian flags.
Mr Amos said he was “embarrassed” by the incident, which he
described as an “honest mistake” that “won’t happen again”.
“I sincerely apologise to my colleagues in the House of Commons
for this unintentional distraction,” he said in his statement, later
tweeting a similar apology.
A member of Canada’s Bloc Québécois party, Claude DeBellefeuille,
said after the conference call that it might be “necessary to remind
the members, especially the male ones, that a tie and jacket are obligatory”.
“We have seen that the member is in great physical shape, but I think
members should be reminded to be careful and control the camera,”
she said in French, according to CTV News.