At the recent Philadelphia Sixers game, a couple made headlines when the man proposed to his girlfriend in an elaborate way, but not all fans were impressed. Sixers fans have taken to social media to slam the viral proposal, calling it "disrespectful" and "tacky". In this blog post, we'll explore why Sixers fans have such a negative opinion about the proposal and how the couple is responding to the backlash.
On April 7th, 2021, a young couple at the Philadelphia 76ers game made headlines as they celebrated a marriage proposal. The man, Joshua Smith, had arranged for the big moment to take place during a timeout, with the two of them standing in front of the Jumbotron. After Smith proposed, the crowd cheered and the woman accepted—but it wasn’t long before the backlash started.
Other attendees weren’t so much angry as they were envious of the lucky couple who got to experience such a public display of affection. The broadcast cameras captured the exchange, and people around the world got to witness it. Many even shared their own romantic stories and fond memories of their own proposals on social media.