In an effort to continue skipping showers, a local man is trying to convince his boss that “Zoom blackout” is an important cultural movement.

While it is clear to the Velvet Hamster that this man simply doesn’t want to appear on video, he would like us to believe that he is turning off his camera in an effort to grow the blackout movement beyond social media.

“It’s just that Black Lives Matter,” the man said. “And I want to show how much they matter by not participating in meetings. Especially before noon. Because of the black people. For them, mostly.” 

Although the man wishes to remain anonymous, he is probably someone you know.