In what was supposed to be a heartwarming gesture of love, one young man is facing backlash after proposing to his girlfriend. Earlier this month, James Clark wanted to present his girlfriend Marquell Hall with a "special graduation present" after she proudly walked the stage at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Little did she know, she would be asked the question of a lifetime.

In the video, Clark can be heard saying, “Can I just say something real quick? I’m just so proud of my gorgeous, intelligent girlfriend. She put so much work in, long nights of studying, working hard, so it’s so beautiful to see you make it to this moment.”

Clark then got down on one knee, pulled out a ring and asked, “Will you marry me?” to which Hall responded with “yes.”

Fairytale moment, right? Not to some spectators. 

According to a report by the Daily Mail, people began accusing Clark of stealing Hall's shine by proposing during her special moment. The account through which many people voiced their indignation has since been suspended, but not before their angry tweets were captured.

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"Stop proposing to women during celebrations of their accomplishments and dimming their lights," one user wrote.

"Men never take a day off from being manipulative trash," another person commented.

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For some, Hall's nonchalant demeanor gave them the impression she wasn't excited.

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However, she took to Twitter to clear up any speculation. 

"For everyone concerned if I was excited about my proposal! I AM VERY HAPPY!" She tweeted. "I’m where y’all want to be…a degree & engagement all in one day….Jealousy is really a disease y’all need to find Jesus! Y’all are so hateful please seek help!"

Despite the negativity surrounding the proposal, the couple appears to be perfectly fine. Hall told Inside Edition she wasn't "hesitant" or "uncertain."

"I was shocked because I was just like, 'Oh my god, I can't believe this is actually happening.'" She added, "We're extremely happy!"

Hall doesn't have an issue with her proposal. Why does everyone else?

Do you think there is a potential issue of upstaging by proposing at special events or is the internet reaching, per usual?