A weatherman who appeared to be "bracing for his life" during a dramatic Hurricane Florence report has gone viral for embellishing the severity of his situation.
In the clip shared to Twitter, the forecaster appears to be in a high-wind situation and is seen struggling to even withstand the force of the storm.
And then, suddenly, a couple of people appear in the background, casually walking around as if the wind is having no affect on them.
A number of people have commented on the post, with pretty much everyone in agreement that this one of the funniest things to come out such a truly dire situation.
And he Oscar goes to pic.twitter.com/KTuS6ar1cI— 𝕶𝖆𝖙 𝕱𝖚𝖑𝖌𝖊𝖓𝖟 (@KatbeeFulgenz) September 14, 2018
"Why to reporters reporting on hurricanes have to stand out in the wind and rain? We know that there’s a lot of rain and high winds in a hurricane. Reporters reporting on a house fire don’t stand in the fire," one Twitter user quipped.
Maybe it was just where he was standing. Hilarious! Like a wind mime!🤣🤣🤣— Rose Mary Kelty (@RoseMaryKelty1) September 14, 2018
"How is he bracing for life but the people behind him walking with no problem and don’t look [too] wet," another person tweeted, while someone else joked, "Even if the dudes didn't walk past, he is not selling that to anyone haha."
While many joked about the "over-dramatic" weatherman, others pointed out that this is not the first time something like this has happened.
I love the one with the news caster paddling a canoe and people walk by her in the camera shot! 🔽🔽🔽It's tragic what "production" does to something that should be more, truth with substance, not with embellishment or flair. Sad that some people are tricked by indecent folks. pic.twitter.com/S6LAr7Kj1J— Clark Horton (@Nomosismine) September 14, 2018
One of the more infamous — and hilarious — weatherperson faux pas' was when TODAY Show weather-contributor Michelle Kosinski was shown paddling around in water that appears to be very deep, only to have a could of gentlemen walk right in front of the shot and revealed that it was only about ankle-high.
I once saw saw a cameraman tossing leaves and debris in front of a camera to make it look more windy than what it was— Tracie Tom (@tracietom) September 14, 2018