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Cat hilariously photobombs Scottish politician’s Zoom meeting

July 21st, 2020

Let’s face it, Zoom meetings can be even more boring than in-person meetings.

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But one major benefit of having everyone at home and getting together virtually (aside from not spreading a deadly virus, of course) is that you get to see all sorts of amusing things, from their book collection to their pets.

And we all know the pets are the best part.

In mid-July, John Nicolson, a parliament member for Ochil & South Perthshire, in Scotland, was in a virtual committee meeting trying to make a very important point.

He was speaking about the benefits of using subtitles on children’s television shows.

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Screenshot via Global News/YouTube Source: Screenshot via Global News/YouTube

But his cat Rojo had something to add: why not put cats on all shows as well? In fact, since cats can’t talk, you don’t even need subtitles. Problem solved!

Rojo attempted to make this point by jumping on a piece of furniture and waving his tail in front of the camera.

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Screenshot via Global News/YouTube Source: Screenshot via Global News/YouTube

The cat also has great timing – that is, if you want to completely miss the point. As Nicolson finished up his thought, the cat ruined the whole mood.

His tail mesmerized Nicholson – and us as well!

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Screenshot via Global News/YouTube Source: Screenshot via Global News/YouTube

His attempt to pose a tough question to his colleagues turned into a much more light-hearted moment than he intended.

We really don’t know what Rojo has against subtitles other than that would stand in the way of his tail and all its glory.

Maybe he’s just insulted that he wasn’t asked to serve on the Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport Committee.

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Screenshot via Global News/YouTube Source: Screenshot via Global News/YouTube

Since Rojo is utterly unconcerned that he’s getting in the way of policy, Nicholson has no choice but to firmly ask the cat to stop. He also reaches out to give him the hint.

But Rojo is a cat. Getting the hint isn’t really his specialty.

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“Rojo, put your tail down please,”Nicolson says, sternly.

Too late, everyone is already laughing.

His colleagues try to respond, but the moment has officially been lightened and the rhetorical effect ruined – at least for the moment.

As cat videos are wont to do, this one immediately went viral. Luckily, Nicholson was a good sport about it, retweeting all of the stories about Rojo’s newfound fame.

Would it be so bad if we just added more cats to politics?

A few days later, Nicholson was kind enough to show off the parts of the cat we didn’t get to see – which is everything other than his tail.

And he’s quite a handsome ginger cat, even if he doesn’t have much respect for the important task of improving children’s television.

While some clueless and catless people suggested just banning the cat from the office to avoid such “problems” in the future (ha, as if!), we all know houses belong to them and we’re just borrowing things.

As it turns out, Rojo is actually quite a diligent office assistant.

It will come as absolutely no surprise to anyone that tweets featuring Rojo are now among the most popular on Nicholson’s Twitter account.

Some have said that these types of Zoom meetings allow us a humanizing peek into people’s lives. And we have to admit, everyone seems a bit more likable with a pet nearby.

While we hope the committee came to a satisfying conclusion about the future of accessible children’s television, it will be no thanks to Rojo.

Still, we’d watch a lot more policy discussions if cats were involved.

Well done, Rojo!

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@MrJohnNicolson/Twitter Source: @MrJohnNicolson/Twitter

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Source: Bored Panda, Global News via YouTube, @MrJohnNicolson via Twitter

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