West Virginia Governor Blames 'Audio Glitch' After Dropping What Sounded Like An F-Bomb During News Briefing
Governors all around the country are urging their citizens to take social distancing measures seriously.
It seems some of them can't contain their passion for the issue.
During a recent press conference, West Virginia Republican Governor Jim Justice offered a piece of advice to local businesses that certainly sounded like it featured some colorful language.
My jaw actually hit the floor at 10 seconds in https://t.co/Bg9uJ8xndW— Caleb Hull (@Caleb Hull)1588694436.0
Twitter wished every statement could have similar flair.
Jim Justice Dropped The F Bomb In Today Daily Briefing 😂😂😂 #WestVirginia #JimJustice https://t.co/IEgU4CgJee— Brandon Funk (@Brandon Funk)1588637513.0
Jim justice just doesn’t care anymore 😂💀 https://t.co/BKkSv4CVlB— National Champs Barstool Marshall (@National Champs Barstool Marshall)1588618580.0
West Virginia Governor Jim Justice not holding back... https://t.co/06dr9SMg87— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@Rex Chapman🏇🏼)1588695432.0
The moment was immediately turned into a meme by the internet.
When Jim Justice finds out you aren't f*cking following the guidelines: https://t.co/oIINYEnHxY— HU₦ŦΞR ₩ARÐΞ₦ (@HU₦ŦΞR ₩ARÐΞ₦)1588632083.0
One person who wasn't as thrilled by the video was Governor Justice.
He issued another statement saying the mishap was caused by an "audio glitch."
A statement on today's news briefing: https://t.co/fKuPrteS35— Governor Jim Justice (@Governor Jim Justice)1588639002.0
Unfortunately, Twitter preferred the original version of the audio.
Only in West Virginia. Governor Jim Justice doesn’t leave much room for interpretation. https://t.co/w8BLc9pqm1— Jeff Palmer (@Jeff Palmer)1588630761.0
Our Governor > yours. #jimjustice #wv https://t.co/k8suCRocc7— Kym McKay Mattioli (@Kym McKay Mattioli)1588647902.0
Many West Virginians had never been prouder of their Governor.
Lmao did West Virginia Governor Jim Justice seriously just cuss and drop the F-Bomb? 😂👏🏻🇺🇸🙌🏼 https://t.co/GTbOxSes68— DanielNewmaη (@DanielNewmaη)1588698075.0
Nobody: Not a soul: Jim Justice: https://t.co/m8GPBnsYd0— James Clark III (@James Clark III)1588635685.0
Of course, many others couldn't help but remember when Governor Justice urged West Virginia residents to visit their local Bob Evans when many other states were beginning to close down.
jim justice is over it https://t.co/f63xvzLV3U— Jenna Downey (@Jenna Downey)1588636562.0
Governor Jim Justice Today #JimJustice #anchorman https://t.co/M06qEzUPHv— Ericc (@Ericc)1588681421.0
At least during these tough times, fate has delivered this moment of joy.
To the business owners of West Virginia, please take note of Governor Justice's advice.
He's very serious about it.