From accidental sex sessions to infamous cat filter – the worst ever Zoom fails

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Watching Zoom meetings go disastrously wrong has become something of a past-time as the world has been forced to work from home during the coronavirus pandemic.

Some people just can't seem to grasp the technology, while others find very inappropriate moments to strip naked or even take part in sexual acts while the meetings are still taking place.

While some moments of X-rated exposure have been down to accidentally leaving the camera on, others have very much been deliberate, and "Zoom-bombing" is a common occurrence.

There have also been some genuinely funny viral moments along the bumpy ride and Daily Star has found some of our favourites from the past 12 months.

Man has sex during Zoom meeting

If there was ever an inappropriate time to have sex, it's on a live Zoom call with politicians.

A bizarre video filmed in Brazil – playable at the top of this page – shows city councilors for Rio de Janeiro attempt to continue their meeting while a naked man enthusiastically romps with an unknown woman.

Leonel Brizola, who is chairing the meeting, keeps talking as if nothing is wrong and other party members are also trying to keep straight faces.

The sweaty man having sex on the bed was not a councillor, as reported in local news.

Brizola said: "As soon as we noticed what was happening, we immediately asked the people controlling the audio and video of the participants to take it off the feed.

"Us councillors and other participants do not have any input in controlling or editing videos on Zoom."

The case of the rude online nickname

A man was accused of using the explicit username "Buttf***er3000" in a Zoom call for his own court hearing – leaving the judge so outraged he kicked him out.

Nathaniel Saxton appeared regarding a count of possession of drug paraphernalia in the city of Three Rivers in Michigan and was apparently unaware the rude nickname was visible on the screen.

In the clip, judge Jeffrey Middleton is raging about the obscene name and invites Saxton into the meeting, before asking him: "Good morning, Sir, what's your name?"

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When Saxton realises he is being spoken to, he replies with: "Me? Nathaniel Saxton, Sir".

Judge Middleton quips: "Your name isn't 'Buttf***er3000'?

"Logging into my court with that as your screen name? What kind of idiot logs into court like that?"

The judge kicked him off the call and later warned he was tempted to jail him for contempt of court.

Saxton blamed the rude screenname on his sister and ended up pleading guilty to having a used syringe that tested positive for meth residue and was fined $200 (£142).

Lawyer argues he is 'not a cat'

In another wacky tale from a virtual courtroom, a lawyer was caught on video trying to frantically tell the judge he was "not a cat".

The unfortunate lawyer had his face stuck as a wide-eyed kitten after one of his kids presumably used the Zoom filter for their own calls.

In the hilarious clip, Attorney Rod Ponton desperately tries to fix the problem and begs the judge for patience, all the while looking like a sad and delicate ball of fluff.

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"Can you hear me, Judge?" he asks, with the kitten's mouth moving out of sync.

"I can hear you… I think it’s a filter," replies Judge Ferguson.

The lawyer replies: "I’ve got my assistant here and she’s trying to… I’m prepared to go forward with it. I’m here live. I’m not a cat."

"…I can see that," says Judge Ferguson, who later tweeted about the funny episode.

He said: "If a child used your computer before you join a virtual hearing check the Zoom Video Options to be sure filters are off.

"This kitten just made a formal announcement on a case in the 394th."

Mum accidentally walks into Zoom call naked

It's not just professionals having to use Zoom calls during the pandemic and many schoolchildren have also had to adapt to the change.

A mortifying video showed what happened when a young lad's mum walked into the background completely naked while he was on a video call with his teacher and classmates.

The boy is looking at the screen when a woman slips into the room completely starkers and begins to rummage around – perhaps looking for clothes.

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Sounding horrified, his teacher shouts: "Oh my God! Who is that back there naked?! Turn that camera off!"

The woman quickly runs away and it is not clear what happened next, but the clip went viral and was watched more than 5 million times online.

One viewer commented: "He’s like ah s*** not again I told you watch out when I’m on Zoom."

Naked men hack into virtual fitness session

A fitness instructor was incensed when his virtual workout session was hijacked by naked men who decided to "Zoom bomb" the class.

The disgusting pervs had used the password – which was posted online – to access and disrupt the class and began masturbating, even though there was a child present.

In the clip, a confused-sounding woman can be heard asking the instructor: "Craig, what the hell is going on?"

When he noticed what was happening, he replied: "Aw, f**k off!"

Craig Barnes, who ran the virtual Bootcamp class by Glasgow Fitness Training, later expressed his outrage on Facebook.

In a warning to others not to share Zoom passwords, he wrote: “The horrible thing is one of my clients actually had their kid training with them. Luckily they didn't see anything.

"I got rid of the guys and thought that was it gone but it got taken over by more gruesome things. Decapitated bodies, gangrene toes.

"It was disgusting. I had to shut the class.

"It was horrendous. I just want to put this warning out there just to be careful if you're doing these classes."

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