New Zealand minister’s TV interview interrupted when son storms in and carrot looks like genitals

New Zealand minister’s TV interview is VERY rudely interrupted when her son storms in with a carrot that looks like genitals

  • Carmel Sepuloni, 44, was in the middle of a live interview when her son walked in
  • Grinning son excitedly waved a carrot to show off the phallus-shaped vegetable
  • New Zealand’s social development minister shared the funny clip on Twitter


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This is the hilarious moment a New Zealand minister’s live TV interview was rudely interrupted when her son burst in with a carrot that looked like male genitalia.

Carmel Sepuloni, 44, the social development minister, was in the middle of a live Zoom interview with Radio Samoa when her young son excitedly entered the room to show his mother the oddly shaped vegetable he had found in the groceries.

In the clip, which has been viewed more than 70,000 times online, Carmel hastily apologized to the host when her son walked in and said, “Hold on, my son just got into the room.”

Here's the hilarious moment when New Zealand's Minister of Social Development's TV interview was rudely interrupted when her son barged in with a carrot that looked like male genitalia

Here’s the hilarious moment when New Zealand’s Minister of Social Development’s TV interview was rudely interrupted when her son barged in with a carrot that looked like male genitalia

However, her grinning son continued to hold up the phallic root, unknowingly in front of the camera, forcing his embarrassed mother to “wrestle” with him to hold it and leave the room.

She hears him explain that she’s live on the air and says, “I’m doing an interview and I’m online,” as her son replied, “Ohh.”

The minister later took to Twitter to share the funny incident, saying that although she was mortified at the time, she can now laugh about it.

She wrote: ‘That moment when you’re doing a LIVE interview on Zoom and your son walks into the room screaming and holding a deformed carrot shaped like a male body part.

Carmel Sepuloni, 44, was in the middle of a live Zoom interview with Radio Samoa when her young son excitedly entered the room to show his mother the oddly shaped vegetable.

Carmel Sepuloni, 44, was in the middle of a live Zoom interview with Radio Samoa when her young son excitedly entered the room to show his mother the oddly shaped vegetable.

Carmel Sepuloni, 44, was in the middle of a live Zoom interview with Radio Samoa when her young son excitedly entered the room to show his mother the oddly shaped vegetable.

The hilarious clip shows his embarrassed mother 'struggling' with her grinning son to hold onto the phallic root and leave the room as she hastily explained she was up in the air

The hilarious clip shows his embarrassed mother 'struggling' with her grinning son to hold onto the phallic root and leave the room as she hastily explained she was up in the air

The hilarious clip shows his embarrassed mother ‘struggling’ with her grinning son to hold onto the phallic root and leave the room as she hastily explained she was up in the air

“Yeah, we were almost wrestling for a carrot in front of the camera, and yeah, I’m laughing about it now, but not then!”

Carmel continued: ‘A big compliment to all our parents who work from home and educate at the same time – see you! *Note to self: I will never buy a pack of carrots like that again.’

She is the latest public figure to be embarrassed at the hands of their children during a live Zoom interview from their home office.

The minister later took to Twitter to share the funny video, which has been viewed more than 71,000 times, and said that although she was mortified at the time, she can now laugh about it

The minister later took to Twitter to share the funny video, which has been viewed more than 71,000 times, and said that although she was mortified at the time, she can now laugh about it

The minister later took to Twitter to share the funny video, which has been viewed more than 71,000 times, and said that although she was mortified at the time, she can now laugh about it

The most famous example was in March 2017, when Professor Robert Kelly, an expert on South Korean politics, became a global superstar after his serious interview on the BBC was disrupted by his curious children and stressed-out wife.

His appearance on BBC News via video link became an instant sensation after his daughter Marion, then four, burst into her father’s office while he was live on air, with her little brother James close behind in his walker.

Their imperturbable father, who offered his expert insights on South Korean politics to BBC News, managed to ignore the chaos behind him when his wife Jung-a Kim stormed into the room to remove their agitated children – but not before the pair had a blast. became a hit with the public.

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