Cat filters, with ears and whiskers, are funny and cute on Snapchat or Facebook Live. They are not so amusing when used during a serious news conference.
Officials from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police apologized after a news conference, which was being livestreamed on Facebook, showed a cat filter while Sgt. Janelle Shoihet provided details of a double homicide, the Daily Hive reported. The filter showed Shoihet with cat ears and whiskers, according to HuffPost.
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The B.C. RCMP are giving a press conference on the two people murdered on the Alaska Highway, and they have the cat ear filter on. pic.twitter.com/j8GvkvKA4u— Tyler Dawson (@tylerrdawson) July 19, 2019
The sergeant was providing an update about the murders of Chynna Noelle Deese, 24, of Charlotte, and her boyfriend, Lucas Robertson Fowler, 23, of Australia. The couple was found July 15, fatally shot on a remote western Canadian highway near their broken-down van, WSOC-TV reported.
Deese and Fowler, who met overseas, were planning to tour Canada's national parks together, The Washington Post reported.
Yes we are aware and addressing it as it's an automatic setting. Thank you, we will rectify and issue a video shortly.— BCRCMP (@BCRCMP) July 19, 2019
A new version of the news conference was posted without the feline features, the Daily Hive reported.
Young, giving, with their whole lives ahead of them. This couple was found shot to death on a remote Canadian road. Chynna Deese is from Charlotte. Her mom tells me she spoke to her daughter on Saturday, “She was happy she was so, so happy.” Her mom remembers Chynna at 5 @wsoctv pic.twitter.com/EXCaNyOLpQ— Genevieve Curtis (@GenevieveWSOC9) July 19, 2019
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