A toe-curling video shows how a participant of a Zoom meeting for a city council had sex in the background after forgetting to turn his camera off.
Footage from the virtual meeting shows a participant on the right-hand side of the screen having sex on a bed in the background.
The committee meeting was organised by the city council of the city of Rio de Janeiro and chaired by a member of the Socialism and Liberty Party, Leonel Brizola.
In the clip, Brizola casually continues the discussion despite the extraordinary scenes being relayed through the video feed.
Other councillors have similar poker faces as they ignore the enthusiastic romping in the right-hand screen.
According to local newspaper Metropoles, the committee meeting was to discuss how to guarantee food for students in the municipal system during the pandemic.
The meeting, which started at 10am, was apparently proceeding as planned when all of a sudden one of the participants — who was not a councillor, according to local newspaper Globo — stopped following the discussion and began to have sex with the camera still rolling.
The meeting reportedly continued for another four hours without further interruption.
Councillors noticed the scenes but decided to ignore it and continued to discuss the matter at hand.
In a statement, Brizola said the episode was an “involuntary indiscretion” and regretted that the actual topic of the meeting was not being highlighted in media reports.
Brizola said: “As soon as we noticed what was happening, we immediately asked the people controlling the audio and video of the participants to take it off the feed.
“Us councillors and other participants do not have any input in controlling or editing videos on Zoom.”
He also made a point of highlighting the importance of the issue discussed, which for him “demonstrated the incompetence of a city that has resources, but fails to ensure that children’s rights are respected”.
It is unclear if the person involved has been punished for the incident.