A current UK faculty graduate is dividing the web along with his public proposal, asking his girlfriend for her hand in marriage at their graduation ceremony.
In the clip, posted Tuesday to Newcastle University’s Twitter web page, the unidentified man — additionally sporting a cap and robe — pops the query as the lady walks throughout the stage to just accept her diploma.
She appears to be like shocked, taking a few steps again whereas the viewers begins to clap and cheer. Although there’s no strategy to hear what the 2 are saying, she seems to just accept his proposal.
He slips the ring onto her finger, they usually hug earlier than embracing a college employees member standing close by.
The Post reached out to Newcastle for remark.
Although a wedding proposal is normally met with celebration, many Twitter customers have been important of the person’s choice to do it in such a public place — and through one other milestone occasion in his now-fiancée’s life.
“Let her have her second,” one person critiqued. “This is terrible.”
“Do what the worst factor about that is? All of it,” one other naysayer commented.
“It’s terrible,” agreed one other. “Poor woman. One of one of the best days of her life hijacked by a quite egocentric prat.”
But some thought the gesture was romantic.
“What a extremely special occasion to recollect for them,” one Twitter person gushed. “Congratulations to her nice achievement and success, and congratulations and finest needs to the attractive couple!”
Public proposals are a supply of competition, sparking debates in the event that they’re cute or cringeworthy.
“The youthful era has began to grow to be the older era on social media with no regard for different folks’s emotions,” Linn Ekebom, 29, vented within the clip.
And in December, a person was taken to activity for proposing at his girlfriend’s commencement from La Trobe University in Australia.
Posting to her Facebook account, feminist commentator Clementine Ford didn’t see it as a joyous second.
“I’m going to make it in order that she remembers the day she graduated was the day I proposed to her. That was crucial factor that occurred to her that day,” Ford wrote.
“And everybody who got here to assist her can be congratulating her on that (and never her commencement). Stop stealing girls’s moments from them. They don’t belong to you. They should not yours to have.”