Canadian MP William Amos was left embarrassed after he was caught naked with a mobile phone covering his private parts during a House of Commons Zoom conference call on Wednesday.
The Liberal MP’s laptop camera was left turned on when he was changing after a jog.
Clarifying the incident on Twitter, the 46-year-old MP from Quebec district of Pontiac said, “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.”
Assuring that this won’t happen again, he wrote, “I sincerely apologize to all my colleagues in the House. It was an honest mistake + it won’t happen again.”
Speaker of the House, Anthony Rota reminded lawmakers to always be vigilant when they are near a camera and microphone.
According to a statement by Mark Holland, Chief Government Whip, it was “an unintentional error…It could have happened to any of us.”
He also said that video from such proceedings is private with access to only MPs and a small group of staff. Further, he called to find out who released the non-consensual photos from the private feed and hold them accountable for the same.