Reporter Turns on Silly Facebook Filters by Accident before Going Live

North Carolina brings you today’s news through a wizard’s hat, googly eyes, and werewolf ears.
Derya Ozdemir
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Justin Hinton, a reporter from North Carolina, was supposed a deliver a very serious weather report when one little thing went very wrong: he accidentally switched on the Facebook Live filters.

He was reporting live for WLOS ABC 13 North Carolina back on February 20, when the first snow of the year fell on Madison Country.

However, the details of his Facebook Live broadcast was interrupted by a set of animated looks that was flashing over his face: wizard hats, dog ears, sunglasses, and bizarre masks.


After giving a professional news report on school closings because of the snow and warning people to be careful, he realizes that something has gone wrong. Noticing the comments from viewers asking about his face, he speaks to someone off-camera and asks if he has a “weird face.” Hilarious.

You can watch the video here. 

“There are special effects on the phone? Well, we weren’t trying to,” Hinton says while laughing. 

Afterward, Hinton tweeted about the now-viral silly accident in a very light-hearted manner.

As it is said by the great Andy Warhol, “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” Let’s hope that our moment in the spotlight doesn’t happen with googly eyes flashing through our faces; however, if it becomes the case, Justin Hinton is a great example of just laughing it off.


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