Unwittingly, a Greek politician was caught on camera stripping to a parliamentary panel while his fellow MPs held a conference.
Kleon Grigoriadis took off his jacket and shirt, then hid behind his party colleague. He apparently didn’t realize that the broadcast was being broadcast to a larger audience.
Maria Apatzidi was addressing the public administration panel about proposed legislation for police in Greece from the offices left-wing MeRA25 party. When Mr Grigoriadis appeared suddenly on the screen, it was Maria Apatzidi.
He began to strip off his clothes, not realizing that the camera was there.
Ms. Apatzidi tried to warn him, but he was too focused on his task and didn’t notice.
She realized he was topless and took immediate action. She placed her hand over the camera to the amusement of the members of the committee.
Grigoriadis is an actor by trade, but he failed to see the humor in his naked chest and spoke afterwards, “When you work all the day, you have to change your clothes at the office.”
“Because, yes. Some MPs work instead stealing public funds.”
He criticised media for being too quick to report the “unfortunate event”, but failed to pay attention to other serious issues.
Ms. Apatzidi was able to echo his comments when she was asked.
On social media, she wrote: “When MeRA25 interferes with the Oligarchy and gets sueds, its MPs don’t get invited anywhere.
“Now, a simple event that anyone can have is the reason to invite.
“We are sorry, but we won’t play the media’s games.”
She complained later in an interview that MeRA25 MPs weren’t invited to talk on air about serious issues such as the energy crisis and the environment. The presenter said she wasn’t here to promote the party’s positions.
Ms. Apatzidi replied, “Have a nice day”, and then put the phone down.