After inadvertently leaving his camera on during a simulated legislative conference, a Canadian legislator went viral for posing totally naked.
On Wednesday, April 14, Liberal MP William Amos, 46, who represents parts of Quebec, was spotted naked during House of Commons meetings.
According to CTV News, a video feed of the meeting was publicly broadcast, but Amos did not appear in it because he was not speaking.
It’s unclear who among his coworkers took a screenshot of him in his underwear and then sent it to the media.
Amos, who is married and has two children, has since apologized for what he calls an “unfortunate error.”
‘I was changing into my work clothes after going for a jog when my video was accidentally switched on.’
‘I sincerely apologize to my House of Commons colleagues for this unintended diversion.’ Obviously, it was an honest blunder, and it will not be repeated.’
‘It may be necessary to remind the members, especially the male ones, that a tie and jacket are mandatory, but so are a shirt, boxer shorts, or pants,’ Bloc Quebecois Party Whip Claude DeBellefeuille said in French in response to the incident.
‘We’ve seen that the member is in excellent physical condition, but I believe that members should be reminded to be cautious and maintain good camera control.’
‘I don’t believe there was any malice,’ said Liberal whip Mark Holland. ‘It’s certainly an unfortunate situation.’
‘I think it’s because of the circumstances of the world we live in today, where the distinction between our home and our workplace is so blurred that managing it can be difficult.’
‘Everyone should be aware of this,’ Holland said. ‘You have to presume the camera is on all of the time, and make sure that you’re dressed properly if you go anywhere near it.’