Late Friday afternoon, a press conference was held by a media relations officer of the B.C. RCMP to address the very-serious topic of a double-murder that took place in Northern British Columbia earlier this week.
The press conference was live-streamed, and part-way through the press conference, viewers who watching noticed something above the head of the officer: cat ears.
Yes, somehow, there was a cat filter on! It was the video-equivalent of spellcheck correcting your “fucking” into “ducking”, undermining the very-serious thing you were saying. Technology!
To make matters worse, the RCMP released a statement acknowledging the moment, but instead of having a sense of humour about it, blamed it on an “automatic setting.”
First: Is there really an “automatic setting” that turns on the cat filter, part-way through a video?
Second: If such a setting did exist, why was it the default setting on a BC RCMP camera?
Regardless, the Internet had a field-day with this snafu:
Are you going to fix that right meow?
— Ben Beecher (@Kanja) July 19, 2019
Fur realz? 🤣
— 🇨🇦 Potty 🚽 🕚 (@PottyFillpot) July 19, 2019
Press conference? Puss conference is more like it.
— The Perfidious SH (@perfidiousSH) July 19, 2019
I see the viral marketing campaign for Cats is off to a strong start
— Allan (@AllanRicharz) July 19, 2019
Plot twist: they *don't* have the cat filter on
— ｡ﾟ･m(＞Д＜＃)/m/･ﾟ｡🏳️🌈 (@dada78641) July 19, 2019
And last, but certainly not least:
It's too cute, so I just HAD to draw this! I hope Japan will do the same :3 pic.twitter.com/UgBzu9sL61
— 🇷 🇦 🇩 🇮 🇦 🇳 🇹 (@radiant_dreamer) July 20, 2019
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