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Executive Transforms into a Potato During Videoconference After Accidentally Turning Video Filters On



  • Company videoconference had company employees and people on the internet amused after the boss accidentally turned herself into a potato.
  • Lizet Ocampo is praised for her composure during and after the incident.
  • The incident comes at a time when laughter is needed by everybody as the coronavirus continues to devastate the country.

One company executive accidentally transformed herself into a potato for the entire duration of the company videoconference after activating the filter option without her knowledge. She was not able to undo or remove the function throughout the conference, much to the amusement of her colleagues.

The on-screen mishap has been shared on twitter, now with 697K likes and over 161K retweets since Monday morning.

Rach Clegg tweeted the incident on her profile, “My boss turned herself into a potato on our Microsoft teams meeting and can’t figure out how to turn the setting off” with a photo attached with Lizet Ocampo, political director at People for the American Way, looking like a tater with eyes and a mouth.

Her boss was unable to remove the filter function she had accidentally activated during their conference call, so Lizet “was stuck like this the entire meeting,” Rach says on her tweet.

The videoconference incident amused people adjusting with the new daily routine following the change in work schedules brought about to the companies that remain operational as the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect the country.

Lizet Ocampo took the filter mishap lightly.“I yam potato boss. You should see me in a crown, right @billieeilish?” she tweeted. “I yam glad this is making folks laugh at this time. Please stay planted at home and safe! For more needed laughs, follow my favorite comedian @cristela9 Potate out.”

Rach responded to the tweet with potato puns of her own, “The good news is that my boss, Lizet Ocampo, will not be sacking me tomorrow. We hashed it all out tonight and our team is still laughing with you all. STAY PLANTED AT HOME & welcome my potato boss @mlizetocampo to the twitterverse.”

The tweet attracted attention on the social media platform. “How can you do that?! I want to try to turn into a potato tomorrow for my next Team call!” asked one user.

Other users were more interested and impressed on how Lizet maintained her composure throughout the conference call despite the unintended filter.


“I want to congratulate her colleagues that could keep running this meeting under this situation. It would be impossible for me.”

This is not the first time social-media filters have been applied by accident, in a serious affair on-screen at that. Online Catholic Mass live streaming on Facebook last week accidentally left filters on, leading to a digitally edited priest with cartoon wizard hats, helmets and more.

The incidental filters had also happened to one North Carolina TV reporter in February, in the middle of a weather report. The reporter says that the incident on-screen “still makes him laugh.”

Source: New York Post