California-based tech giant, Apple, has publicly apologized after one of its employees at an Australian store asked a group of boys to leave, in what they claim was a racist incident.
Reports emerged in the country earlier this week after one of the boys uploaded a video of the incident to his Facebook account. The video, which had been viewed nearly 200,000 times by Friday evening, Australian time, shows an Apple employee trying to evict the boys - who are all black - from a retail outlet at Melbourne's Highpoint shopping center.
Standing next to men who appear to be security guards, the employee says: "These guys are just a little worried about your presence in our store...they are just worried you might steal something."
"I need to ask you to leave our store," he continues.