Pakistani Official Accidentally Uses Cat Filter During Live Press Conference

The face filters built into the cameras of social media apps such as Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat are all the rage these days, but not usually in official government settings. But when a Pakistani politician live-streamed a press conference on Facebook Live last week, a cat filter was accidentally turned on. Hilarity ensued.

Regional minister Shaukat Yousafzai was holding the presser last Friday when viewers suddenly began seeing him with pink cat ears and whiskers.

“I wasn’t the only one — two officials sitting along me were also hit by the cat filter,” Yousafzai tells the AFP.

Upon noticing the mistake, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party Facebook page quickly took the video down minutes after the press conference ended, but not before recordings of the unusual live stream began spreading across the Web.

The PTI party later released a statement blaming the incident on “human error”:

“All necessary actions have been taken to avoid such incidents in future,” the PTI party states to the great disappointment of people across the Web.