- A reporter interviewing Sotto accidentally enabled her custom virtual background showing a naked man.
- The mayor got sidetracked but ignored the incident and continued on with his updates.
As the whole island of Luzon is under enhanced community quarantine, many of us opted to have a work from home set-up. This means that deliberations are usually done via group chats and meetings will be held using video calls.
This is also the reason why applications like Zoom are becoming popular. But as many are just at home, there are some instances that people accidentally do stuff that may shock their colleagues or embarrass themselves.
A perfect example of this is Zoom interview with Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto. They were talking about the updates regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) situation in the city.
“We see here in Pasig, it might be a little premature to lift the enhanced community quarantine. Parang sayang if we lift it now when there are still a high number of cases,” the mayor admitted.
He was in the middle of a sentence when the reporter accidentally activated a virtual background showing a naked man sitting at a desk.
Posted by Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines on Tuesday, April 21, 2020
The mayor was clearly shocked and got distracted by the incident and his reaction went viral online.
Netizens found it amusing and compared it to different viral videos.
Ann Gregorio. We need answers. Panagutan mo pag ka tulala ni Mayor Vico LOL. We have all the time tonight. 😂 pic.twitter.com/U4zap5xpGX
— Rod Magaru 🍥 (@rodmagaru) April 22, 2020
vico sotto after seeing that pic of a naked man during the zoom interview pic.twitter.com/pM4XyVgE1h
— 1-800-RAT (@WILDCORNDOGS) April 22, 2020
Vico Sotto and the Gay Intern after that ZOOM slip: pic.twitter.com/dBjH8kkHlJ
— astn (@stnbnte) April 22, 2020
Others laughed at how “shook” Sotto looked. Some even called it an “Eat Bulaga moment”.
Sobra akong natuwa dun sa Zoom interview ni Mayor @VicoSotto. Shoookt siya dun sa ka-zoom niya eh 😂😂 (totoo ba yun or edited??)
— Mickey Ingles (@MickeyInglesLaw) April 22, 2020
Tawang tawa parin ako sa Vico Sotto zoom incident I need help
— Zarah (@zarawithanh) April 22, 2020
Tangina yung "eat bulaga moment" sa FOCAP Zoom Interview kay Vico Sotto mga tatlong oras na ako tumatawa hahahahaha
— Cheska Pee (@iskapade) April 22, 2020
Hoyyyy tawang tawa parin ako sa reaction ni @VicoSotto sa zoom meeting!!! Sinong nagshare screen!!! Hahahahahahahaha
— Hana Mataga (@hanamataga_) April 22, 2020
Netizens also found his reaction adorable.
Grabe, @VicoSotto all confused sobrang cute. Parang gusto ko sya hug that moment na nagflash si kuya afam sa Zoom 😆
— Ionicake (@ionicaabrahan) April 22, 2020
In a message, the reporter admitted that it was an honest mistake on her part because the last time she opened her Zoom app was when she was video calling her friends.
They were fooling around and used funny background photos.
Mayor Vico Sotto on the next day shared his zoom conference with fellow politician Sen. Win Gatchalian and other policy experts. He chided on his tweet, “P.s. Thankfully, this Zoom Conference, walang participant na nag-background ng naka-BOLD.”
#atm. Zoom Conference with Sen. Win, mayors, and policy experts.
Discussion centered on ECQ exit strategy. Kailangan maayos ang plano- mula transportasyon hanggang testing.
P.s. Thankfully, this Zoom Conference, walang participant na nag-background ng naka-BOLD. pic.twitter.com/dlu3ryUDa2
— Vico Sotto (@VicoSotto) April 23, 2020