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Politician Accidentally Rocks AR Kitty Ears During Livestream

June 18th 19__Dan Robitzski__Filed Under: Robots & Machines
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A Pakistani politician got an unexpected makeover during his press conference last week.

Shaukat Yousafzai, the Minister for Health and Information in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, accidentally enabled one of Facebook’s AR filters while livestreaming the event, according to CNN — specifically, the one that superimposes cute little cat ears and whiskers over people’s faces.

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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, the political party that Yousafzai represents, later issued a statement blaming the adorable mixup on a volunteer’s “human error,” and now the video exists only through screengrabs that people shared online.

Yousafzai took the accident — or prank — in stride, because there’s not much someone can really do at that point. He later joked about the incident with Agence France-Presse, per CNN.

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

READ MORE: Accidental cat filter derails political press conference [CNN]

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