TV Host Can't Stop Laughing as Guest Has Epic Zoom Fail During Live Interview | “How Do I Get Back to Blur”
There are moments in our life that we mark as extremely important but precisely in those moments, things can go miserably wrong. Maybe once we accept the embarrassment they've caused us, we could laugh it off and that's exactly what we're here to do. A guest's day went from bad to hilarious during a video interview on the Australian TV channel, 9 News Adelaide. During his interview with anchor Alice Monfries, poor Mark Borlace of Australia's Royal Automobile Association couldn't seem to get the background right, per HuffPost.
As he attempted to change the filters in his background and switched to a new one, he managed to blur it out but soon encountered another fail. He had attempted to use a filter that simply blurred his background but instead chose a photo of a girl washing a car and then a man scuba diving with a turtle. "Studio effects... How do I get back to blur... studio filters," he mused as Monfries noticed his Zoom gaffe and immediately burst out laughing. Monfries covered her mouth with her hand in an attempt to contain her laughter before wiping tears from her eyes. A little pizza-shaped hat had by then appeared on his head. Throughout the conversation, Monfries burst out laughing several times. We don't blame her.
"Thanks for your tolerance while I go through this," Borlace said, smiling and appearing to laugh at the situation. He noticed the hat and said, "I'm going to log out and come right back in." "Ok... good, awesome," Monfries replied while attempting to pull herself together. He logged out and then logged back in to complete the interview. Facing technical difficulties is one thing but facing them with a filter of pizza hat on your head while doing a live interview on a news channel is the worst. (Or is it the best?) As for the interviewer, she couldn't stop giggling till the end and rumors say she's still chuckling away to glory.
Speaking of virtual meeting and interview disasters, many chuckles were caused by the plight of lawyer Rod Ponton who couldn't figure out how to turn off a filter while using his assistant's computer for an important legal call. He was turned into a cute cat filter so he compensated by mentioning, "I'm here live. I am not a cat" which made the entire situation even more humorous. In another incident of virtual filter fails, a boss was unable to mash the potato filter for the entire duration of their Microsoft Teams meeting. Lizet Ocampo, the incident's Miss Potato Head had a good sense of humor about the incident and even said, "I am a potato boss."