Viral: NZ cabinet minister’s TV interview gets crashed by son waving oddly shaped carrot in background

Zoom is a popular application that has made meetings and online classes easy and resulted in hundreds of embarrassing moments on social media.

We’ve seen pets videobombing professionals, people naked on camera during meetings, sex during a conference call, and a woman crashing through the ceiling.

The video calling application has produced a good amount of viral content, some of which will be talked about for years to come.

Nowadays, even TV interviews with senior officials and ministers are happening on video calls. In such a scenario, interviewees must take all necessary steps to prevent any embarrassment.

Things like clearing the background of all contentious objects, turning off filters on Zoom, or locking the door of a room before starting a call. Unfortunately, not all things can be controlled.

This was recently when a New Zealand cabinet minister sat down in her room for a Zoom TV interview.

Carmel Sepuloni, the minister for social development, was in the middle of a live Zoom interview with Radio Samoa when her son came into the room and started waving an oddly-shaped carrot.

The son appeared to be grinning as he waved the deformed vegetable before being stopped by his mother.

Before he exits the room, he holds up the carrot one more time to irritate his mother. The show host is heard laughing as Sepulonu tries to control her son.

The minister herself shared the hilarious moment on Twitter. She wrote: “That moment when you’re doing a LIVE interview via Zoom & your son walks into the room shouting & holding a deformed carrot shaped like a male body part.”

“Yes, we were almost wrestling over a carrot on camera, and yes, I’m laughing about it now but wasn’t at the time!” he tweet added.

Watch it here:

The clip has now racked up over 59,000 views and has earned Supuloni praises from her Twitter followers. In a follow-up tweet, the cabinet minister praised parents who have been working from home and parenting simultaneously.

A big up’s to all our parents working from home and parenting simultaneously — I see you. Note to self: I will never repurchase the odd-shaped carrot pack,” she wrote.

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