A man found his pants dropped to his ankles while posing for a photo-shoot with the first female president of his country.
Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic looked unperturbed while Ivan Zvonimir Cicak’s pants fell down during the photo-shoot. The head of the Croatian Helsinki Committee for Human Rights was holding an award with the president while the incident happened.
The award was being presented Tuesday in Zagreb, the country’s capital, to Cicak and the organization for their work as the International Human Rights Days would be celebrated Dec. 10.
According to AFP, the award Cicak was holding was big enough to save him from further embarrassment as it “covered” him well. While the Croatian president did not seem to react, she had a brief glance at the 68-year-old pulling his pants up.
According to the official Website of the human rights committee, Cicak has been arrested a number of times for various reasons in his lifetime. In November 1987, police arrested him for alleged tax evasion. He was released after two months in prison and a 14-day hunger strike.
Cicak was a member of the Assembly of journalists for eight years. He received Award St. Sava from Serbian Cultural Society "Prosvjeta" in 1999 for special contribution to the protection of human rights of the Serbian minority. Cicak was elected as the president of the Helsinki Committee in 2009.
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When TIME tweeted the pic, there were mixed reactions among Twitter users. “Publishing someone's embarrassed moment is immoral news,” Aliye Tan (@AliyetanS) wrote. “Instead try this, spread & teach respect as much as you can, not insult.”
Justice Silor (@ArcticEaglez) apparently commented on the Croatian president’s “role” in the incident. “Some people have that effect on others,” he posted.