Pakistani Political Party Live Streams News Conference With Cat Filter On
A Facebook live of regional minister Shaukat Yousafzai speaking to journalists was streamed on Friday, and quickly went viral after people spotted the mistake.
Comments flooded in from Facebook users, with one person very helpfully posting: "Remove the filter, the man has been turned into a cat."
However, the conference continued streaming, with the cat filter still on.
You can't beat this! Khyber Pakhtunkhwa govt's live presser on Facebook with cat filters.. :joy_cat: pic.twitter.com/xPRBC2CH6y
- Naila Inayat नायला इनायत (@nailainayat) June 14, 2019
The video was deleted from the official Facebook page of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Party minutes after the conference ended, but by that time screenshots were already doing the rounds all over social media, with people asking 'who let the cats out?'
It's quite difficult to appear important and serious while sporting a pair of ears and a set of whiskers, but in screen grabs it looks as though Yousafzai just about manages it, don't you think?
Addressing the cat-filter mess-up, Yousafzai said: "The cat filter was turned on by mistake. Let's not take everything so seriously."
Well there's no danger of that with you wearing cat ears and whiskers mate.
Clarification regarding coverage of Press Briefing held by KP's Information Minister Shoukat Yousafzai: #PTISMT pic.twitter.com/Oudb9r3lGz
- PTI (@PTIofficial) June 15, 2019
Pointing out that he wasn't the only one to get a feline makeover, he added: "I wasn't the only one - two officials sitting along me were also hit by the cat filter."
In a statement from the party, it blamed 'human error' by 'a hard working volunteer' for the filter being left on. So it seems as though someone is in line for a bollocking, but we've all had those days at work, right?
The statement continued: "All necessary actions have been taken to avoid such incidents in future."
Alternative meaning: the cat filter has now been turned off.
But many people reckon an apology wasn't necessary and replied to the statement to say it had cheered them up.
Personally, I'm all for it. I reckon Prime Minister's Question Time could do with a few filters, to be honest.
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