Minister Carmel Sepuloni wrestles son over 'deformed carrot' in live interview

Carmel Sepuloni and her son wrestling over a "deformed carrot"
Carmel Sepuloni and her son wrestling over a "deformed carrot" Photo credit: Twitter

It seems even Government Ministers aren't immune to working-from-home fails.

Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni has shared the awkward and funny moment during a live interview when her son walked in with what she describes as a "deformed carrot".

 As Sepuloni is answering a question during the interview with Radio Samoa, her son walks into the room holding the "deformed carrot".

She goes to grab the carrot off her son, but he pulls it away and they start to slightly wrestle over it. 

Sepuloni posted the funny moment to her Twitter account captioning the video; "That moment when you're doing a live interview via Zoom and your son walks into the room shouting and holding a deformed carrot shaped like a male body part," she Tweeted.

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

The Social Development Minister commented on her post applauding all the parents working from home. 

"A big up's to all our parents working from home and parenting at the same time -- I see you!" she says. "*Note to self: I will never buy the odd shaped carrot pack again."

Freelance Fiji Journalist Lice Movono responed to the video saying: "Easily one of worst nightmares," she writes. "You handled it very well though."

The scene is reminiscent of 'BBC Dad' Robert Kelly's 2017 viral moment when his young children burst in on him during a live interview.