In a viral video making the rounds Tuesday, one Costco COST, +0.61% shopper who refused to wear a mask thought it was a good idea to film the reaction of the store manager.
Here’s the clip that was posted on Reddit, and later deleted, presumably for being shamed:
Tison, which was the name on the manager’s badge, has become a bit of an internet hero.
Apparently, the shopper was going for a much different reaction when he initially posted the clip. He later explained his position in message posted by TMZ.
“I got every f—ing right to not wear a mask,” he said. “This isn’t about wearing a mask, it’s about control. I’m not the f—ing sheep… I was one of the only people in that store not wearing a mask.”
This particular shopper isn’t alone.
The #boycottcostco hashtag actually became a thing after the retail giant announced its mandatory mask policy for shoppers earlier this month. The reaction from the culture warriors fighting to punish a private company for trampling on their rights (?) led to this fake response from Costco:
If only that were real. Costco confirmed to MarketWatch that, indeed, it is not.