Puss conference: Cat filter enabled Pakistani media address got Twitter feline happy
Someone accidentally activated the cat filter during a Pakistani minister's conference, and netizens were delighted
- Published 16.06.19, 5:21 PM
- Updated 16.06.19, 7:05 PM
- a min read
It was but 'a comedy of errors', when someone streaming a conference by a Pakistani minister live on Facebook, accidentally activated the cat filter, initiating a slurry of memes and humour among netizens. Stills of Minister of Information Shaukat Yousufzai and his fellow ministers with cat ears and whiskers taken from Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) provisional page of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, went viral on social media afterwards.
The press conference was about the recent decisions made by the provincial Assembly, but the netizens could not get over the mishap. ”Who let the cats out,” said on Twitter user, while another posted: “Positive image of Pakistan is being promoted though a press conference streamed live on Facebook with cat filter on Ministers of KP province.” One Twitter user also said that Yousufzai “looks kinda cute” with the cat ears and whiskers.
Most took the situation lightly, and insisted that the 'mistake' was delightful.
Here is a selection of the onslaught of tweets that captured the 'purrfect' moment.
Pakistan’s Govt officials do a Facebook live and how. With the cat filter on 😺 pic.twitter.com/tURJsY2DGJ— Sonam Mahajan (@AsYouNotWish) June 15, 2019
Too much of Filter overdose🤣 #Pakistan Minister Gets Live Online With Cat Filter Switched On.— Kumar Manish (@kumarmanish9) June 16, 2019
This I thought was fake till I read the news piece. 😊 Good way to destress #IndvsPak pic.twitter.com/cwfUGhu6nn
Positive image of Pakistan is being promoted though a press conference streamed live on Facebook with cat filter on ministers of KP province.. pic.twitter.com/ihjxarISfe— Waseem Abbasi (@Wabbasi007) June 14, 2019
Meanwhile, Pakistan Prime Minister's party Tehreek-e-Insaf yesterday said that all necessary actions have been taken to avoid such an incident in the future, emphasising on strict enforcement of standard operating procedures (SOP) and protocol for live coverage by the ground teams.
"Clarification Notification"— Tehreek-e-Insaf (@InsafPK) June 15, 2019
Pakistan tehreek e insaf social media team is deemed to be the pioneers of social media in Pakistan. We not only price power cells in bringing Pakistani politics to internet but also feel content in setting high standards of SOPs#PTISMT