Zoom calls have become a necessity during the pandemic, but they have also become a go-to source for unexpected carrot comedy. New Zealand’s minister for social development, Carmel Sepuloni, learned that during an interview with Radio Samoa when he used son crashed the party with carrot that resembled, well, something that requires batteries. Kids, amirite?
While in the middle of a discussion about social services, Sepuloni heard her son burst into the room, but before she could turn around, the prankster held up the carrot. Sepuloni made a valiant attempt to snatch the carrot out of his hand, but his mission was already accomplished – the interviewer laughed off-camera.
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
Sepuloni, the first person of Tongan descent in the New Zealand Parliament, found humour in the situation and used it to give a shout out to her fellow working mums. “A big up’s to all our parents working from home and parenting at the same time — I see you!” she tweeted along with a carrot emoji. “Note to self: I will never buy the odd shaped carrot pack again.”
The hilarious moment connected with hundreds of working mums. “I was embarrassed yesterday when my toddler and baby both melted down in the middle of my Google Meet. This makes me feel not alone,” one user tweeted.
Another user wrote: “The world just *had* to see penis carrot, these moments are vital to our happiness. Penis Carrot gives us a reason to go on.” Kudos to Sepuloni for handling the unexpected fun with laughter and long live penis carrot.