The mayor of Antwerp, Belgium’s second-largest city, gave an interview without pants, forgetting about the mirror. He realized his mistake only when his companion pointed out the embarrassment directly to him. The mayor hastened to apologize: “The new year began awkwardly.
The head of Antwerp, Belgium’s second-largest city, Bart de Wever got into a very awkward situation on-air, Politico writes.
The mayor was talking to the host of the local radio station Radio 2, giving a celebratory interview. The image was broadcast live on air.
The journalist complimented her interlocutor by complimenting his shirt, but then asked why he wasn’t wearing pants under it.
Weaver flinched, asking how she knew, but quickly realized that he had chosen an unfortunate angle for the photo. Okay, there was a mirror behind him, and the reflection clearly showed the mayor’s bare legs and underwear.
The mayor apologized, noting that he hadn’t taken into account the position of the camera at all, and added with regret that 2021 had begun “terribly awkwardly” for him.