A gay elected official in Arizona whose recent Zoom call into a meeting received a lot of attention because of a person who showed up in the background has explained how the video came to be, and according to him, it’s not at all what it looked to some on the right who became outraged.Earlier this week, Dr.
Matt Heinz appeared remotely to attend a Pima County Board of Supervisors meeting. The out Democrat and practicing physician represents District 2 on the board.About two hours into the meeting, a common problem with remote video conferencing work befell Heinz.
In the background, a fit man emerged into the frame wearing a Speedo-style swimsuit and showed a bare chest and abs while attempting to put on a tank top.
Heinz’s camera briefly cut out; moments later, he returned to the screen, but the person in the background was gone. After that, the meeting continued without commentary or incident.Right-wing influencers and media outlets jumped on the story, making clips of the situation go viral on social media.