FRESNO, Calif. (KGPE/CNN) -- A group of friends said they lost their jobs at a California airport after posting a viral video to the popular social media app TikTok.
Tommy Chan said he and three other ramp agents decided to record the video toward the end of their shift at Fresno Yosemite International Airport.
“We were done with work, we had 30 minutes left, we were like let’s make a video, whatever,” said Chan.
The four men can be seen dancing in front of a plane, on a baggage cart and inside the passenger area.
They posted the video to TikTok on Jan. 24, and later shared it on Twitter. It quickly went viral and caught the attention of airport officials, who deemed it "inappropriate."
The men said they were disciplined once the video started gaining thousands of views online.
“We heard from our bosses after our video hit about like 300,000 views, and so we had got the attention of a lot of people apparently, and I guess that they didn’t like that,” said another worker, Dannon Kredo.
Kredo said he has no regrets about making the now-viral sensation, which has so far gained more than 45,000 likes on TikTok.
“I don’t even understand what’s such a bad thing about what we did because we’re giving positive promotion for this company," he said. "People were talking about coming to our airport instead of maybe using other ones."
The four men were contracted workers hired by a third-party company, not Fresno Yosemite International.
Still, the airport released the following statement addressing the incident:
“In the video, the employees’ inappropriate behavior in the work environment displays poor judgment and does not reflect the conduct expected of individuals working at FAT.
The company employing these individuals has taken corrective action concerning the parties involved, as well as instructed the removal of the unauthorized video from social media. FAT is working with the company to retrain its staff on appropriate behavior and to prevent these types of events in the future.”