Representatives from Wells Fargo are quickly distancing themselves from a “Harlem Shake” video made by bank employees that has gone viral on YouTube and gotten more than 150,000 hits. A spokesperson for the bank says the company does not approve of the video, which was shot inside a Buckhead branch.
The video features a man in a ski mask dancing in the lobby of a Buckhead Wells Fargo branch in front of a woman who appears to be a costumer.
That moment is followed by the break typically associated with “Harlem Shake” videos and the man is joined by dozens of dancers in costumes, one of whom is wearing a Colt 45 bottle costume.
The bank released a prepared statement in response to the video’s popularity that has put an even larger spotlight on the event.
“This was something that our team members participated in on their own time. It was not approved by the company and Well Fargo did not produce the video.”
There are countless examples of the dance craze posted on online websites, including the Georgia Aquarium and UGA students.
A c spokesman said the bank employees filmed the video after hours and doesn’t believe it’s consistent with the corporate image the bank is trying to project.
The company has not released any statement regarding the employees that participated in the video and so far no discipline by the bank’s top brass has been announced.
You can see the video in this report, sans music, from WXIA.