The Internet Is Obsessed With TV Reporter Who Covered Hostage Crisis in Spongebob Shirt

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We all know that, when it comes to novelty t-shirts, there’s a time and a place. Well, most of us do, anyway.

A reporter from the Philippines has received the viral treatment this week after he delivered a rather serious report on an on-going hostage situation… All while wearing a rather ridiculous Spongebob-themed Hawaiian shirt.

Keep scrolling for the full story, and to see his bizarre broadcast for yourself.

Delivering important and breaking news is never going to be an easy task, and reporters have to make sure that everything is accurate.

They have to contend with the fact that they are delivering this news to (potentially) millions of viewers. No pressure.

So, of course, everything has to be just right.

And that includes the reporter’s aesthetic.

We’re talking suits, smart jackets, formal shirts… You get the idea.

And some are about the more practical attire…

Because you never know what conditions a reporter is going to have to deliver the day’s news in.

But, there are some reporters out there…

Who couldn’t care less about what they wear into work.

Well, that is evidently what one reporter in the Philippines thought, anyway.

A reporter for the Phillipino news channel, TV Patrol has gone viral this week for his broadcast about a hostage situation.

Jeck Batallones was reporting live from San Juan City regarding a hostage-taking incident in a Greenhills mall on Monday.

And it was all thanks to Jack’s rather questionable attire.

For his shift that day, Jack had settled on a Spongebob Squarepants themed Hawaiian t-shirt.

We can’t make this stuff up.

And he went on to deliver a serious report about the hostage incident behind him… All while wearing the floral, Spongebob-emblazoned number.

Who can even focus on what he’s saying what that t-shirt is staring you right in the face?

As expected, viewers found themselves extremely distracted by Jack’s floral fashion statement…

And he, and the shirt, were quick to go viral, with many dubbing the reporter’s confidence “admiral” and “inspiring”. I mean, his confidence to wear such a statement piece of clothing is admirable in itself…

Where can we find our own Spongebob Squarepants floral t-shirt?!

Someone found the t-shirt! I love the internet sometimes.

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Simply labeled as “patterned shirt” on their website, the shirt is worn casually on a model over a plain white tank top. Fashion.

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Spongebob lounging on pineapples… Who said the perfect shirt didn’t exist?

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You can get the shirt in a delightful blue design, too.

Or you can simply opt for the Scarface version.

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You know, if Spongebob ain’t your jam.

It truly makes for some excellent television. For more news reports that were unintentionally hilarious, keep scrolling to read about the poor, unsuspecting reporter who accidentally left his face filter app on while broadcasting live…