Wednesday 20 September 2017

Politician accidentally exposes genitals on Instagram

Swedish politician Lars Ohly
Swedish politician Lars Ohly
The photo which Mr Ohly accidentally posted on Instagram

Ill-fated attempt to post picture of new tattoo

IT could have happened to anyone.

Decide to post a picture of your nice new Liverpool FC tattoo for your social media pals, then moments later realise the worst has happened and you've actually exposed the family jewels to your innocent followers.

This wake-up-in-a-cold-sweat worst-case-scenerio was very real for Swedish politician Lars Ohly after he proudly tweeted an Instagram picture of his tattoo, but unfortunately included his genitals in the shot.

"Ha, ha, I accidentally posted a picture on Instagram that showed more than intended. Now corrected," Ohly said on his Twitter account, according to an AFP translation.

Mr Ohly, 56, quickly removed the picture after posting it but couldn't stop the avalanche of comments in social media.

Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt, of the rival Moderate Party joked: "Congratulations - finally, after all these years you have made a genuine public breakthrough."

On his Twitter account the 56-year-old Swede wrote: "Summer's wonderful. The willy picture is today's hot topic. Completely by accident, though. The future will see a more thorough uploading review process."

According to The Local he said the 'best reaction' to the Instagram gaffe was from a fellow politician who texted him to say: "I'd planned to grill sausages tonight but now it's going to be chicken."

Mr Ohly made light of the embarrassment and said he would be more careful when he posts online.

Rob Williams, Independent.co.uk

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