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The recent pictures of provincial Information minister Shaukat Yousafzai made it to the late-night talk show of Stephen Colbert. The photos of Yousafzai and ministers featuring cat ears and whiskers went viral on social media.
The pictures garnered immense mockery on social media and even Stephen Colbert could not resist himself from mocking the glitch of KP government.
Int'l Media Stephen colbert making fun of CAT FILTER video pic.twitter.com/UOQeUMOqdF
— Ehtisham ul Haque (@sehaque) June 20, 2019
“This member of the Pakistani government accidentally live-streamed his press briefing with the cat filter on,” he explained adding in an impersonation: “I’m calling for a national ban on dogs!”
He did also say he likes it: “I think a lot more people would watch the Democratic debates if they used a filter or two.”
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government became the subject of mockery by netizens on social media after the cat filter appeared during the live broadcast of the press conference on Facebook called by provincial Information Minister Shaukat Yousafzai.
— editorji (@editorji) June 15, 2019
The filter appeared accidentally but the netizens could not resist themselves from mocking the minister and his team members. Throughout the press conference, the cat’s ears and whiskers appeared on the face of Yousafzai and other ministers. It was a glitch on behalf of the person running the live stream press conference. It, however, seems to be an attempt by the ministry to innovate the style of addressing the journalists.
Soon after the press conference, the screenshots from the live stream went viral on social media. The press conference turned into a funny incident despite its serious subject. Provincial Information Minister intended to brief the concerned stakeholders about the previous decisions made by the KPK government.
A rare example of social media being a gift to politics https://t.co/kjqhjgYVrh
— Laura Silver (@laurafleur) June 17, 2019
Some of the netizens expressed their mild views calling it a mere mistake and how the strong reactions are baseless.