ABC correspondent Will Reeve was spotted without pants on the "Good Morning America" programme on Tuesday.
Reeve delivered a report from home on the use of drones to deliver medicines during the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States, as half of his naked knee could be seen on video.
Netizens could not hold back their laughter, as the "no-pants" news segment spread all over social media, and turned to Twitter to comment on it.
Most users joked that wearing pants has now become old-fashioned, apparently implying that since citizens have to stay at home in compliance with quarantine rules, they no longer have an obligation to wear a complete outfit.
Welp, pants are off. That didn’t take long. Gonna Will Reeve it the rest of the day.— Cassandra (@aclevergirl) April 28, 2020
"I say we give today to ABC's Will Reeve. Seriously, pants are just so February 2020", another user tweeted.
We are all Will Reeve. Pants are a distant memory https://t.co/E7MwHiSXvL— Ed Carpenter, Jr. (@edcarpenter) April 28, 2020
Some users remembered Reeve's father is actually Cristopher Reeve who played Superman in the 1978 movie.
"Not such a big deal when his dad wore his underwear on the outside", referring to the Superman look.
Others suggested it could have been a trick to attract more viewers.
Funny enough, Reeve himself turned to Twitter to assure viewers he was wearing shorts, and not underwear, but the damage had already been done.
😂🤦🏻♂️those are shorts I promise— Will Reeve (@ReeveWill) April 28, 2020
He then gave a detailed explanation to the pantless look, saying he prepared for a morning workout, and also took a dig at those who would wear "a belt, trousers, and shoes" while working from home.