People in the eastern European country of Belarus have traded in their business suits for birthday suits. The shift in workplace attire comes on the heels of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko's slip of tongue during a speech intended to inspire the country to lift itself out of an economic crisis. The president urged citizens to “get undressed and work till you sweat” during a summit in Minsk earlier this week, BBC reported.
While local news outlets reported the leader likely meant “develop and work” — the Russian translation of which is similar to 'get undressed' — many who heard the speech delighted in capitalizing on the apparent Freudian slip. Hundreds began posting photos of themselves in the buff at the office — using laptops, papers and other office equipment to keep it PG-13 — with the hashtag, which in English translates to #getnakedandwork.
Citizens, ranging in professions from tattoo artists to office assistants to retail workers, took to posting their nude work selfies to social media with tongue-in-cheek captions, sometimes mockingly referring to their president as “daddy.” According to BBC's translations, most of the photos have been paired with words like, “Acting according to the presidential decree” or “Daddy says, we do.”