A Liberal MP has apologised after accidentally being caught on a Zoom meeting completely naked.
Screenshots of Canadian MP Will Amos - who is the parliamentary secretary to Industry Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne - were first captured by The Canadian Press after the blunder in the virtual House of Commons saw him changing while unaware that his computer camera was still on.
Will has since taken to Twitter to explain the awkward situation, saying: “I made a really unfortunate mistake today & obviously I’m embarrassed by it.
“My camera was accidentally left on as I changed into work clothes after going for a jog. I sincerely apologize to all my colleagues in the House. It was an honest mistake + it won’t happen again.”
The call was only visible to MPs in the virtual question time and wasn’t broadcast publicly.
Later in the question time, MP Claude DeBellefeuille raised the incident, reminding members what is appropriate attire to wear on Zoom calls.
“Since the beginning of the pandemic, you have repeated many times the importance of respecting decorum and dress code. And I think that we have broken a record today, because we saw an MP, during question period, in the simplest of attires. In other words, naked,” she said.
“So if you could remind our colleagues, particularly the men, that a tie and a jacket are obligatory, but also a shirt, underwear and pants. We were able to see that the MP was in great physical form, but I think it’s important to remind him to control his camera.”
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