Politician’s TV interview interrupted by son waving phallic carrot
Carmel Sepuloni enters the embarrassing interview hall of fame
Carmel Sepuloni, a New Zealand cabinet minister, has become the latest instalment in a long line of embarrassing video call moments.
Sepuloni was on a live interview with Radio Samoa when her son swanned in holding a deformed carrot he found amongst the shopping.
“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,” Sepuloni tweeted with a video of the incident. “Yes, we were almost wrestling over a carrot on camera, and yes, I’m laughing about it now but wasn’t at the time!”
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! 🥴 pic.twitter.com/oUbcpt8tSu
— Carmel Sepuloni (@CarmelSepuloni) August 30, 2021
"A big up’s to all our parents working from home and parenting at the same time — I see you!" she continued.
"*Note to self: I will never buy the odd-shaped carrot pack again."
Sepuloni is one of many parents who have had their work meetings interrupted by kids being kids.
Arguably the most iconic was Professor Robert Kelly when he was being interviewed live on BBC News about South Korea back in the May of 207.
First, the little girl jaunts in, bouncing as she walks behind her father who is trying to talk about relations between North and South Korea. Moments later another child enters the room, this time in a bouncer.
Finally, the children's mother bursts into the room with a look of sheer panic on her face as she tries to wrestle the kids out of the camera shot.
Similarly, in another trainwreck BBC interview moment, Dr Clare Wenham is discussing Public Health England in July of last year, when her daughter decides that her interior design work is more important. Wenham is visibly embarrassed but luckily her daughter is happy to engage with the presenter who offers her his own decorating opinion.