Canadian Politicians Share Support For The MP Who Accidentally Joined A Meeting Naked
The Canadian MP who accidentally joined a meeting naked is receiving messages of support and well-wishes from Canadian politicians across the country.
MP William Amos, who represents the Quebec riding of Pontiac, described being “obviously” embarrassed on Wednesday, when he accidentally appeared on screen during a virtual House of Commons conference wearing no clothes.
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The MP explained that he had accidentally left his camera on as he changed into his work clothes after going for a jog.
.@WillAAmos is a good person and a great MP who made a mistake. Let’s move on and focus on issues that actually matter.— Peter Fragiskatos (@Peter Fragiskatos) 1618494186.0
He apologized to his colleagues in the House and described the situation as “a really unfortunate mistake,” before promising that it would never happen again.
I often train with @WillAAmos and he is a great guy. I am thinking that plenty of athletes could see this happening… https://t.co/01XJjdXVWF— Anthony Housefather (@Anthony Housefather) 1618443437.0
While the image of Amos without clothing did not show up on the public live stream, a screenshot of the mishap was shared online via some media outlets.
Reminder: violating someone’s privacy by sharing leaked nude photos is disgusting and illegal. Full stop. Let’s mo… https://t.co/0lUPE6j5Fu— Iqra Khalid 🇨🇦 (@Iqra Khalid 🇨🇦) 1618498099.0
This prompted several Liberal MPs to speak out in support of Amos, with Peter Fragiskatos urging Canadians to “focus on issues that actually matter” and Iqra Khalid adding that “violating someone’s privacy by sharing leaked nude photos is disgusting and illegal.”
Appalling that someone would publicly share a picture of a colleague that was embarrassing & clearly a mistake. I… https://t.co/uKs5CYuOKV— Catherine McKenna 🇨🇦 (@Catherine McKenna 🇨🇦) 1618490523.0
Both Catherine McKenna and Adam van Koeverden shared similar messages, urging people to focus on Amos’ climate change advocacy and political experience, instead of this "honest mistake."
In addition to being a great friend, colleague & my running partner, @WillAAmos is also an Environmental Lawyer wit… https://t.co/GZpHOuc0wh— Adam van Koeverden (@Adam van Koeverden) 1618499452.0