A Canadian mmember of parliament, William Amos, was caught stark naked in a virtual meeting of the House of Commons of Canada.
William Amos appeared on the screens of his fellow lawmakers completely naked Wednesday, apnews.com reports
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But because Amos was not speaking then, he was visible only to Parliament members and staffers on an internal video conference feed.
The pandemic has meant many Canadian lawmakers participate in sessions via video conference instead of in person.
A screenshot of the incident showed the lawmaker standing behind ‘a desk between the Quebec and Canadian flags, his private parts hidden by what appears to be a mobile phone in one hand’.
Following disapproval by a legislator, in a statement Amos described the incident as “an unfortunate error.″
He said, “My video was accidentally turned on as I was changing into my work clothes after going for a jog.
“I sincerely apologize to my colleagues in the House of Commons for this unintentional distraction. Obviously, it was an honest mistake and it won’t happen again.”
A legislator for the opposition Bloc Quebecois party, Claude DeBellefeuille, raised the incident in a point of order after question period, suggesting that parliamentary decorum requires male Parliament members to wear a jacket and tie — and a shirt, underwear and trousers.
Speaker Anthony Rota later thanked DeBellefeuille for her “observations” and clarified that while he had not seen anything, he checked with technicians and confirmed they saw something.
He reminded lawmakers to always be vigilant when they are near a camera and microphone.