Man receives backlash after proposing to his girlfriend at her father’s funeral
An internet backlash has erupted after a South African pastor proposed to his girlfriend at her father’s funeral.
Proposing to someone needs careful planning and the right timing, but this man chose arguably the worst time to do so: at a funeral.
In a video shared on TikTok by M.Mojela, he can be seen getting down on one knee as he asked his sobbing partner to marry him during the ceremony in Limpopo province, South Africa.
“Proposing [to] the deceased’s daughter right at the funeral. Wiping the tears there and there,” reads the caption to the clip.
The woman’s father’s coffin can be seen in the background of the clip.
After realizing what is going on, a member of the congregation appears to cry out in amazement. But the pastor didn’t seem to mind because his bold move paid off, as evidenced by the footage of him sliding a ring on the woman’s finger.
Many users were left divided over the stunt. “This here is WRONG..No matter how you can try and justify it,” one user said. “I feel like he should have waited for the funeral to pass…how do you rejoice when you are in such deep pain,’ another user wrote. “Guys he wanted to do it in front of the late parent.. Nothing wrong.. If u a deeply spiritual u will understand this,” a third user said. “Maybe [his] wish was to propose while the father or mother was still alive,” another user added.
While the preacher was successful in his attempt, this individual was not so fortunate. A man who proposed to a woman in a packed McDonald’s outlet earlier this month was mortified when she declined. While she was waiting in line at a McDonald’s in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa, this man proposed to her.