ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Do you think that a woman should propose to a man? Some fans of Rickey Smiley’s official Facebook page are giving one bride-to-be some nasty feedback. A video of her proposing to her boyfriend was posted to the Facebook page with 1.5 million likes.
She wrote this e-mail to FOX 2 pleading for help, “I recently was engaged to my Fiancé and we decided to have an engagement party and while there, I decided to give my fiancé a ring back as a gift at our party. This was to show him a symbol of love and make him feel as special and honored as I did the day he proposed to me. My friend uploaded my proposal to him on Facebook and our video went viral. The video has been shared thousands and THOUSANDS of times under false assumptions that i proposed to him first..in a club.
I have received soooo much negative and hateful feedback because of this and basically been publicly humiliated. I’ve never been degraded nor called out of my name this much In my life! I am from Saint Louis, MO and have got calls from friends in VA, FL, TX, etc. saying they saw the video and the negativity surrounded by it. It is hurtful that something I did out of love has been construed and turned into a public joke. It is being talked about at my job and lord knows where else. This is nothing less than social bullying and goes to show how the media can put a spin on anything and effect people’s lives.
I love Rickey Smiley but I am very disappointed in what has been done in the last few days. My fiancé and I are good people and do not deserve this type of hate and negativity from so many people that don’t even know us. I would love for my truth to be heard and that is why I am sharing it with you.”
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