With video conferences as the new norm, most of us have found a shortcut to looking presentable on camera, i.e. just putting on a decent blouse and leaving the rest as they were the moment you rolled out of bed. The lower half won't be shown on cam anyway, right? Well, perhaps this piece of news will serve as a friendly reminder to always double-check how you appear on screen!
Earlier today, while the Philippines was sound asleep, news reporter Will Reeve went on air in Good Morning America wearing a smart suit jacket, a button-down, and well, no sign of trousers. This led viewers to speculate if his bottoms were underpants or shorts.
Will filmed his live segment by himself at home. He was reporting on pharmacies using drones to deliver prescriptions to patients. While the broadcast was ongoing, Will was not aware that his camera had revealed more than he intended to. Viewers quickly turned to Twitter to bring the mishap to his attention.
“Hey put some pants on my guy,” said Adam Graham, a film critic for The Detroit News. To which, another Twitter user replied saying, “Pants are so March.”
Will quickly addressed what went down by saying how “hilariously mortifying” the experience was. In true social media fashion, he even posted a Notes screenshot explaining the slip-up: “I got ready for a post-GMA workout a little too soon this morning. The camera angle, along with friends, family, and several hundred strangers on social media, made me rethink my morning routine.”
Oh, and if you were still wondering, Will confirmed that he was indeed wearing shorts on the show. “They’re shorts, I promise,” he assured in a tweet.