Prime Minister John Key has come out in defence of the planking craze after a photo of his son performing the act began circulating on the internet.
The photo shows Max Key performing the act with the Prime Minister standing behind him in the family lounge.
Key this morning confirmed the photo was of his son Max, but sat on the fence when asked his thoughts about the fad.
But this afternoon he told ONE News: "As long as you're careful, I'm sure it [planking] will be fine."
Max's picture - called the PM plank - has been uploaded to the Planking New Zealand Facebook page, where people have left comments applauding his efforts and Key's watchful eye.
"Dad's there for safety reasons no doubt," the posting says.
"This a Key plank," one person posted.
The Prime Minister told Radio Station the Edge previously that he himself hadn't yet had a go at the fad.
"I haven't done it, I think it would be alright if you do it in bed... but not if you do it on an eight-storey building," he said.
He also said it was he who had shown 15-year-old Max the fad in the first place.
"I was one step ahead on this one, I showed Max it first on YouTube," he said.
The planking craze has seen more than 12,770 people join the Planking New Zealand Facebook page.
But it has been blamed for at least one death after a Brisbane man fell seven storeys while planking on a narrow balcony railing.
Another Australian man is in a coma after planking on top of a car that stopped suddenly.
In New Zealand a student was disciplined for planking on a railway line with a train approaching.
But it seems unlikely Max Key will come to much harm planking in the lounge.
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