A Facebook Live snow update was made so much better by the accidental comedy filters
When reporter Justin Hinton of North Carolina’s WLOS ABC 13 prepared to broadcast live via Facebook, he made a very embarrassing error that took all the focus away from his report.
It was only after continuing to broadcast for some time with cartoon animations adorning his clip that he was alerted to the issue by comments in his feed.
He posted this explanation to his own Facebook page.
Backstory: Right before going live on Facebook on the WLOS ABC 13 station account to talk about snow, I somehow activated a filter generator.
The photog I was working with said something about the screen having weird faces. He didn’t elaborate, so I said it would probably go away.
Needless to say, it did not go away. 😂😂 I didn’t realize it until I stepped off camera and saw the comments where people were talking about the faces.
My bosses, coworkers, friends, PIOs and more called/texted saying how funny it was, so here you go. If you can’t laugh at yourself, what’s the point of laughter?
I hope you enjoyed the snow day, and remember to smile and laugh!
He added some screengrabs of the incident, just so we could all get a proper look.
As Facebook user Frances Dubson remarked,
“It’s a good thing you were covering weather and not a funeral.”