‘I have contacted Woolworths head office for confirmation of this as they wouldn’t let him speak to a manager.’
The ThongGate scandal sparked a wave of outrage from fellow shoppers, who couldn’t believe rumours of the new policy - with many saying that there’d be no-one in Woolies if thongs were banned.
‘Is this Woolworths Australia? LOL. I'm pretty sure this is the shoe of our people 🤣’said one. Added another: ‘Lol they will have no customers! Everyone wears thongs shopping!’
Said a third: ‘Very un-Australian! I wore thong in Woolies today and shopped without incident!’
The shopper’s wife later did a follow-up post to reveal that after speaking to Woolworths Head Office, it appeared that there’d been no policy change.
‘Just a follow up to the shoe issue in Woolworths,’ she wrote: ‘Confirming head office and store in question have no OH&S policy in place in regards to wearing thongs.
‘They are reviewing the CCTV cameras to determine who this individual was that stopped my husband and told him this. Ladies and gents, continue to wear your thongs or go barefoot and seek those markdowns!’
Adds a Woolworths spokesperson: 'At Woolworths, we’re proud to be a part of everyday life for millions of Australians across all hours of the day.
'We're happy to welcome customers in our stores in their runners, work boots, heels, thongs and even Crocs.
'As long as there is something on their feet, customers are welcome to enter our stores.'
Despite the clarification, however, some shoppers claimed that there are signs out the front of some Woolies stores banning thongs.
Said one: ‘Lol this is Straya. There’s a sign at our woolworths but no one enforces it.’
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