Canadian Politician Who Appeared Naked During Video Call Has Upped His Game
On today's installment of video meetings continuing to be a source of absolute chaos in these already trying times, a member of Canadian Parliament is temporarily “stepping aside” from his political position after being caught with his pants down – literally – inadvertently peeing while on camera during a virtual proceeding on Wednesday.
"Last night, while attending House of Commons proceedings virtually, in a non-public setting, I urinated without realizing I was on camera," Will Amos, Parliamentary Secretary and a member of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party, wrote in a statement posted to social media on Thursday. “I am deeply embarrassed by my actions and the distress they may have caused anybody who witnessed them.”
In light of this gaffe, which likely pissed off several of his colleagues, Amos says he's “temporarily” stepping down from his position and his roles in some of the governing body's committees to “seek assistance.”
“I will continue to represent my constituents and I'm grateful to be their voice in Parliament. I am deeply appreciative for the support of my staff and the love of my family,” he wrote, concluding the statement. Despite this seemingly heartfelt response, this incident is allegedly not the first time the video chat wizz has unwittingly added a splash of nudity to parliamentary video calls, according to CNN. In mid-April, Amos made headlines after rolling up to a video meeting evidently in the buff, screenshots of which went viral online.
“We have seen a member during question period improperly dressed,” MP Claude DeBellefeuille said in French during Amos's first video chat wardrobe malfunction, per a parliamentary translator. “That is, unclothed. So perhaps remind the members, especially the male members, that suits and ties are appropriate.”
Although it should be noted Amos was technically in a suit – albeit the extremely NSFW birthday variety – the lawmaker issued a public apology later that day, calling the incident an “unfortunate mistake” that was the product of accidentally leaving his camera on as he “changed into work clothes after going for a jog.”
“I sincerely apologize to all my colleagues in the House," Amos wrote of the incident. "It was an honest mistake + it won’t happen again," he added proving that politicians love nothing more than a good 'ol fashioned lie.
So, folks, take it from Amos – next time you're on a video chat, make sure your camera is off – for the sake of all your co-worker's eyeballs.