Minister’s live interview interrupted by son's X-rated prop

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The son of a New Zealand government minister gleefully interrupted a Zoom interview to show off a "deformed carrot shaped like a penis" in a video many locked down parents have related to.

Carmel Sepuloni, the Minister for Social Development, was doing a live interview with Radio Samoa when her son opened the door to show off his latest find while digging through the groceries.

"Hang on a second, my son's just in the room," Ms Sepuloni says in the video, while the interviewer chuckles.

Her son smiles as he waves the carrot around, while Ms Sepuloni lunges for it. Though inaudible, it appears she is telling him she is doing an interview.

Carmel Sepuloni, NZ Minister for Social Development, trying to take an offending carrot from her son. Source: Radio Samoa via Twitter/@CarmelSepuloni
A New Zealand minister's interview was hilariously interrupted by her son showing off a carrot. Source: Radio Samoa via Twitter/@CarmelSepuloni

"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," Ms Sepuloni wrote on Twitter.

"Yes, we were almost wrestling over a carrot on camera, and yes, I’m laughing about it now but wasn’t at the time!"

The tweet with the video has over 2900 'likes' and Ms Sepuloni gave a shout out to all the working parents in lockdown.

"A big up’s to all our parents working from home and parenting at the same time — I see you!" she said, while saying she would not be buying "the odd shaped carrot pack" ever again.

Many people loved the video, as it did encapsulate the "joys of Covid and working at home".

Though it is funny, it's understandable if some parents are over the interruptions while trying to work.

"I've taken to jamming my door shut as no one reads the sign that says I'm in video calls. My worst was a giant teddy bear attacking me whilst i was on a work zoom," one person said in response to Ms Sepuloni. 

Ms Sepuloni's son also won people over for showing off the carrot.

"I’ve never laughed so hard in my life, love your son, so funny, I wondered if he got in big trouble lol," someone said on Twitter.

"I love the joy on your son’s face!!" another said.

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