'Evil' Disneyland employee ruins proposal by SNATCHING ring from man on bended knee
Disneyland Paris was forced to issue an apology after an employee brazenly interrupted a storybook marriage proposal inside the amusement park.
A viral video showed the worker snatching a diamond ring box out of a man's hands as he was on bended knee, ready to pop the question. The clip, posted on Reddit's "I Am a Total Piece of S**t" forum received thousands of upvotes and was titled, "POS destroyed my best friend's moment. He asked for permission beforehand."
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The video showed a man dressed in all white kneeling on an elevated platform in front of a crowd of onlookers who are heard cheering loudly for the couple. The woman wearing a blue dress is seen covering her mouth as she's overcome with emotion. Out of nowhere, a park employee wearing Mickey Mouse's ears storms the platform and snatches the ring out of the man's hands before securing down the stairs and urging the couple to come down. The duo looked baffled as they follow the man down the stairs.
Those in attendance seemed confused by what happened, before booing the employee who interrupted the special moment. The male partner is heard saying something along the lines of "She said yes" as he pointed to a potential park official out of the frame. "Yes, that's great but over here will be even better," the employee reportedly said, escorting the couple off the elevated stage and near a metal gate as more jeers rained upon him.
Disneyland Paris apologizes after employee ruins wedding proposal:— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) June 4, 2022
“We regret how this was handled. We have apologized to the couple involved and offered to make it right.” pic.twitter.com/J4hlnieVJ3
The video was originally posted by a Reddit user called wasgehtlan, who commented under the clip that his friend had "actually asked a female co-worker" if proposing on the platform was alright. "The woman gave him permission, [then] this POS ran up to him and [grabbed] the ring," the Redditor added.
Social media users blasted Disneyland Paris for its handling of the situation. “Their admission pass didn’t include the $149 optional ‘Proposal Photograph’ fee,” one quipped.
"Look how f**king smug this guy is, just standing there and pointing to the gate," another wrote. “Trying to figure out if the dude was happier enforcing rules or ruining [the] moment. He was legitimately happier for ruining the moment,” someone else added.
Some users even shared the video on Twitter and expressed their anger over the issue. "The happiest place on Earth…unless this loser is on duty," one user tweeted.
"I know it seems small but I genuinely believe you must be a little bit evil to do this lol like it is just absurdly mean," Another user added.
The happiest place on Earth…unless this loser is on duty pic.twitter.com/Dn0VHwCthx— BROTHER (@BrotherHQ) June 3, 2022
I know it seems small but I genuinely believe you must be a little bit evil to do this lol like it is just absurdly mean https://t.co/5pACRnoYHo— Bolu Babalola 🍯🌶 (@BeeBabs) June 3, 2022
The park has reportedly apologized to the couple since the unwanted interruption. "We regret how this was handled," a Disney spokesperson told Newsweek. "We have apologized to the couple involved and offered to make it right."
According to a Disney employee handbook cited by the outlet, employees face disciplinary measures or even immediate termination if "conduct toward the employee's managers, co-workers, or anyone with whom the employee comes in contact while performing work for the Company that is unprofessional, discourteous or disrespectful."
That said, this is not the first time a wedding proposal has been interrupted at a Disney park. A man sued the company in 2018 for foiling his proposal at the Magic Kingdom. He also accused an employee of physical harassment and threatening to "punch" his partner, Newsweek reported.
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