Y’all know I tried to buy one, but they didn’t let me (Walmart ALWAYS does this ish tbh) OH WELL 🤷🏽♂️😂 @Taylor Swift @Taylor Nation #taylorswift #taylornation #swifttok #swiftie #midnights #midnightsalbum #tsmidnights #itsaclock #walmart #fyp #foryou #foryoupage
People took to the comment section of the video to share their opinions, many of which called out Walmart for apparent an album release slip-up.
One person wrote: "No, because Walmart did the same with 'It Starts With Us.' They put them out a week early."
"Y'all, they did the same thing w Harry. They're not inventoried yet, so you can't buy them. They just put them out early, so they get lots of sales Friday," another added.
Others made jokes about stealing the album if they couldn't buy it.
"I'd simply walk out with it. I'm not one for stealing, but I need it," one added.
Someone else wrote: "Is it really stealing if that's our mom on the cover?"
Indy100 contacted Walmart about the company's policies surrounding album releases.
Album leaks aren't uncommon for well-known artists.
According to Variety, Beyoncé's Renaissance album was reportedly leaked two days before its official release date, with social media posts reportedly showing CDs of the album ready for purchase.
On Thursday (20 October), Swift took to her social media to reveal a first glimpse of the "secret projects" she has in the works preparing for the Midnights album release during the "3rd quarter of Thursday Night Football" on Amazon Prime.