Social media is such a huge influence on people nowadays. This is why government agencies often use this as a medium to communicate with their people in a more effective and efficient way. Aside from that, social media is also used for entertainment purposes, just like the fun filters offered by many sites that can surely leave anyone with huge smiles on their faces.
But, what happens when these two purposes of social media ‘accidentally’ happens in one rare moment?
Well, that is exactly what happened with the provincial government of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa live-streamed an entire meeting by accidentally turning on the cat filter! With pink ears and cute whiskers, the ministers conducted the meeting online — leaving Netizens laughing out loud.
A user pointed out the gaffe and asked the administrators of the page to turn the cat filter off. “Filter hata lo. Banda billi bana hua hai (Remove the filter, the man has been turned into a cat),” the eagle-eyed viewer warned. Although it was switched off pretty quickly, it was enough for the ever-vigilant Twitter world to take screenshots and have fun at its expense.
According to Indian Express, the party later issued a clarification on Twitter regarding the press briefing held by KP’s Information Minister Shoukat Yousafzai, calling it “a human error”.
In a statement, PTI Said, “All necessary actions have been taken to avoid such incidents in the future.”
Soon, snapshots of the error went viral online, leaving people in splits. It led to a series of memes and jokes online and many couldn’t stop taking a laugh at Imran Khan’s party PTI for the error. While some found it “cute”, others joked, “who let the cat out?”
Here are some of the tweets:
You can’t beat this! Khyber Pakhtunkhwa govt’s live presser on Facebook with cat filters.. 😹 pic.twitter.com/xPRBC2CH6y
— Naila Inayat नायला इनायत (@nailainayat) June 14, 2019
— Mansoor Ali Khan (@_Mansoor_Ali) June 14, 2019
Twitter world went into a frenzy after screenshots of the said live stream circulated online. Well, do you think these photos are hilarious too? Let us know in the comments!