Asheville, North Carolina got hit with a decent amount of snow and Justin Hinton, a reporter for WLOS 13, was there to update people at home about the roads conditions due to the snow. Just your typical no-nonsense, straightforward weather report, right?
Live TV is always nerve wrecking because someone can and will go wrong and there’s no post productions edits. What you see is what you get. But unfortunately for Justin Hinton, what his Facebook Live viewers saw during his report was a variety of funny looking face filters appearing while Hinton spoke seriously about hazardous road conditions.
When you're trying to do a serious Facebook Live about the weather, and you accidentally tap the Mystery Mask filter. @JustinWLOS #oops pic.twitter.com/VwSAERsa8L— WLOS (@WLOS_13) February 21, 2020
Turns out, someone accidentally turned on the filters while going live. Hinton insists he didn’t do it on purpose and you can see his confusion while reading the comments that point out the goof.
Hinton has taken this sudden viral fame in stride and has been able to laugh at his own blunder. Accidental or not, this small mishap definitely spiced up an otherwise boring, run-of-the-mill weather report.
This just made my day. https://t.co/SCHjzRcvjQ— Justin Hinton (@justinhintontv) February 22, 2020