A recent viral video shows a maskless man having a total public meltdown as he gets kicked out of a Walmart in Anchorage, Alaska. The video, which was posted to Instagram and Twitter by @davenewworld_, shows the man getting up in the faces of Walmart employees, who remain extremely calm and collected throughout the entire encounter.
"Get back on your highway to hell, and get out of a godly man's face!" the man yells while pointing into the face of a Walmart employee trying to usher him out of the store. "By your very blind ignorance, you don't have the ability to even come up with your own f--king ideas!" he continues. Warning: The video contains graphic language.
At this point, he's almost left the store, but he keeps turning around to scream some more. "I will leave when I choose. You've not established authority to tell me to leave. You go get a manager," he says, while continuing to point at what has now turned into a wall of Walmart employees.
They very calmly try to tell him to leave the store, but he continues to yell. At one point, he turns around and gives an employee the finger while yelling, "Please, return to your service of Satan in your ignorant belief you are right."
The Walmart employees just keep saying, "Ok bye!" One brave woman follows him as he slowly retreats out of the store and very calmly repeats, "Have a good day," while he screams in her face.
He continues to claim that the employees are threatening him and calls them "animals." After almost three minutes of the man harassing an entire group of employees, management arrives and follows the man out of the store.
In a statement to McClatchy News, Walmart said, "It's unfortunate that this individual chose to express their displeasure in such an inappropriate manner, but we're proud our associates displayed patience and professionalism as they navigated this challenging situation."
As the video picked up steam and went viral, it garnered a lot of reactions from people who were extremely impressed with how the employees handled such a harrowing situation.
"Walmart needs to give all those employees paid leave for at least one month for pain and suffering," one Instagram commenter wrote. Someone else commented, "These employees are badass! Props to them for standing up to this raving lunatic."
"How exhausting, these workers deserve better," comedian Laurie Kilmartin commented on the post on Twitter. This man is unfortunately far from the only one who has gone viral for yelling and screaming about the very easy, simple act of putting on a mask.
A fellow religious anti-masker went viral for screaming at other patrons in the aisles of a grocery store in Longview, Wash. She wouldn't put on a mask and wanted others to stay out of the aisle while she shopped in it, invoking "Jesus Christ's mighty name" in her rant.
And a man in a Florida Costco was thrown out of the store and subsequently fired from his job for yelling and charging at someone who simply asked him to put on a mask. The wearing of masks has unfortunately become a politicized act when it is really a very simple, harmless thing to do in order to protect yourself and the people around you from spreading a deadly virus.