Since the coronavirus outbreak, the lives of people have changed irreversibly. Everything has become online now, and technology has allowed people to do things that could not have been possible earlier.
However, as they say, everything has a downside, the adaption of technology has not been an easy task for people, and many have become a figure of fun when things at their end went terribly wrong.
In a similar incident, a virtual courtroom hearing in southwest Texas has now become an internet sensation after an attorney inadvertently appeared on screen as a computer-filter-generated cat. The viral video ‘Cat lawyer’ that is doing rounds on the internet has left netizens in splits.
The faux pas occurred at a local Texas court in Texas, United States when Presidio County Attorney Rod Ponton arrived in Zoom court in the form of a cute little kitten.
For about 40 seconds, the lawyer struggled to remove the filter. The judge, who was rather co-operative was seen helping Rod Ponton while other lawyers smiled looking at the Ponton’s struggle.
The 394th Judicial District Court Judge Roy Ferguson spoke to Ponton and informed him that a cat filter was on. Ponton said he was ready to proceed even in the ‘cat’ form.
“I’m prepared to go forward with it. I’m here live, I’m not a cat,” Ponton said. To which the Judge responded saying, “I can see that”.
The kitten catastrophe of lawyer Roy Ponton has now taken over the internet and has become the fodder for a meme fest.
Speaking to BBC’s Radio 4, the lawyer later told, “I did not know that Zoom could turn me into a cat and I did not know that a cat Zoom could make me an internet celebrity but it all happened in a matter of few hours. It turns out it provided a good laugh for the country.”
Earlier in India, former AAP leader Alka Lamba had once live-streamed her Facebook interaction with the cat filters on, creating a laugh riot on social media. Before that, Pakistani minister Shoukat Yousafzai had live-streamed a press conference with cat filters on, turning himself into a white and black kitten.