Internet criticizes “arrogant” Disney employee who boycotted the marriage proposal

a Disney employee He is being criticized online after a viral video showed him interrupting the couple’s dream wedding proposal.

The videoposted on redditForum “I Am a Total Piece of S**t”, has been voted over 85,000 times. It is titled “POS Ruined My Best Friend’s Moment. He Requested Permission Earlier.”

a Disney The spokesperson said NEWSWEEK That the show I tried took place at Disneyland Paris, on a platform with the backdrop of Sleeping Beauty’s castle in perfect view.

But as the 21-second video begins, the man drops to his knees holding the ring he’s about to propose to his other wife when an employee rushes to the scene, contributes between the two – the man still kneeling – and grabs the ring box from his hand.

Sleeping Beauty Castle in Paris
Tourists walk toward Sleeping Beauty Castle on Main Street at Disneyland Paris in 2002 in Marne-la-Vallee, France. A viral video showed a Disney employee interrupting a recent wedding proposal at Disneyland Paris, infuriating viewers.
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The spectators seemed to be confused by the scene, some even booed the employee who interrupted the happy moment of the couple. The male partner in all white can be heard saying something along the lines of: “She said yes,” pointing to a potential employee outside the frame.

“Yes, that’s great but here it would be better,” said the employee, pushing the couple away from the raised platform and near a metal gate.

More boos rained down on the employee.

In a comment below the video, the video poster with username u/wasgehtlan said his friend had “already asked his female co-worker” if an offer on the platform was acceptable.

“The woman gave him permission, [then] These pos ran to him and [grabbed] poster said.

“We regret the way this was handled,” a Disney spokesperson added. “We have apologized to the couple involved and offered to rectify the matter.”

redditor feedback

A moment the couple will remember forever will now be remembered for various reasons. Redditors were so lively in their comments about the Disney employee, with one saying, “He’s so proud of himself.”

Look how arrogant the king is this man is standing there and pointing at the gate.

Reddit comment

Another user said, “Look how arrogant the king is this guy, standing there and pointing at the gate.”

One user joked that the couple never paid the “$149 optional display picture fee” as part of their admission.

Many wondered whether the employee would lose their job, or had already been fired, because of the accident — or whether it was part of the employee’s overall policy.

One Redditor claimed to know an employee who works for Disney, who told him that company employees “have been explicitly told that we do not touch any guest without their explicit permission, whether verbally or through body language. Under no circumstances do we own property and doing so leads to termination.”

“We’ve also trained to do whatever we can to please our guests and continue to sell an image”The most magical place on earth,The employee allegedly told the Redditor. “This employee will be terminated very quickly if this video reaches the right people. All he had to do was wait 10 seconds. Get him there and he is dead.”

a Disney employee handbook An Internet finding from 2016 specifies that employees will face discipline or even immediate termination if “behavior toward an employee’s managers, co-workers, or anyone the employee comes into contact with while performing company work is unprofessional, scandalous, or disrespectful.”

Similar wedding shows have been documented at Disney parks in the past, including one man in 2018 File a lawsuit against the company Not only for allegedly interrupting his show at the Magic Kingdom but also for accusing a staff member of physical harassment and even threatening to “punch” their partner.

a Psychology Today study Released in 2021 it stated that “when men propose in front of other people, their proposals are likely to be rejected”. When the proposals were accepted, others were present less than a third of the time. But among those rejected, people were nearby about 45 percent of the time.

NEWSWEEK Reddit poster accessed for comment.

Update 6/3/22 1:55 PM ET: This story has been updated with additional information and a photo of Disneyland Paris.