A Walmart employee has complained to the retailer about being asked to take his shoe off while he was in line to buy shoes.
In a Facebook post, the employee wrote that he was asked to put his shoes back on when he walked out of the store.
He said he was not allowed to do so, but the employee did not feel comfortable leaving his shoes in the store until he finished shopping, according to the post.
Walmart’s video-taped response to the incident was posted on YouTube.
In the video, the worker said he wanted to make a quick purchase, but when he came back out of a cashier’s area, he was told to put back his shoes.
The employee wrote he was able to go back into the cashier area, but not before he was forced to leave his shoes behind.
He was able at one point to retrieve his shoes, but it took him 15 minutes before they were returned.
The video is below.
The Wal-mart employee posted a follow-up video to the Facebook post that has since been viewed nearly three million times.
In his video, he said he felt threatened and asked the clerk to not take his shoes off.
He wrote he did not take them off because he felt “it was disrespectful and not his job” and that it was “not my job to take my shoes off.”
“I wanted to leave the store before I left work.
I thought they would understand and take my items out, and that is what happened,” the employee said.
Wal-Mart has been under fire recently after it was revealed that workers in a supply chain in China were forced to perform forced labor.
The company said it was investigating the incident.