The Brief: On election day 2018, Twitter users are divided...over a man who proposed to his girlfriend while she was in the middle of running the New York Marathon.
A viral video of a man proposing to his girlfriend at mile 16 of the New York Marathon has some Twitter users criticizing him for interrupting her first marathon. Others have defended him, calling the public proposal a sweet gesture, but it’s unclear why he didn’t just propose at the finish line.
MARATHON PROPOSAL: A woman running in the New York City Marathon Sunday had quite the surprise at mile 16 when her longtime boyfriend hopped the barrier and got down on one knee. 💍👟https://t.co/bsYEkAQkPN pic.twitter.com/szNTGe2nCK
— CBS News (@CBSNews) November 5, 2018
On a day when there’s so much discord, I’m glad we all agree that marathon proposal guy fucking sucks
— Jessica Valenti (@JessicaValenti) November 6, 2018
Multiple critiques of that marathon proposal on my feed. Regardless of how I personally feel about it, I don't have it in me today to be cynical about a happy moment & decide on behalf of a woman I know nothing about whether she should be mad. Wishing the couple much happiness.
— Tomris Laffly (@TomiLaffly) November 6, 2018
The worst part is now that it’s in the news, Marathon Proposal Lady is going to have to publicly defend her fiancé ruining her FIRST marathon time that she trained for for ages.
— Sophia Benoit (@1followernodad) November 6, 2018
no one likes marathon proposal guy on this website and that is how i know i’m in the right place
— Scaachi (@Scaachi) November 6, 2018
Sis prepared to run a whole marathon only to be stopped at mile 16 for a proposal pic.twitter.com/7AwEq5pYdz
— Cree ☄ (@CookiesandCREE) November 6, 2018
If you want a happier marathon proposal story, my BF and I ran it together this weekend, he kept me going to the finish line despite my struggling, and he proposed after we finished ❤️ it was my first marathon pic.twitter.com/qusvoKwNi5
— Tanya Rojas (@TanyaRojas09) November 6, 2018