When it comes to marriage proposals in the age of social media, people are getting more and more creative with how they pop the question. How else will they go viral if they don’t do something completely out of the box? However, there is such a thing as taking it too far, and an Australian man named Adam Rizk did just that. He decided it would be a great idea to kidnap his girlfriend at gunpoint in Lebanon to ask her to be his wife so he could post in on TikTok. Needless to say, the internet is having a field day with this.
In a shocking video posted by Adam’s sister Tahlia, the bride-to-be, Vanessa Moujalli, is riding in the backseat of a car with her family hwen the car is pulled over by balaclava-clad criminals. They drag the women out of the car with guns pointed at them. Vanessa is terrified, screaming, “No, please!” Her family members convinced her to go because she wanted to stay and fight. “I’m not going with them. I told them I’ll give them whatever they want,” she says in the clip. She is then ushered into another car and is driven away.
The video doesn’t get any better from there. Vanessa is dragged kicking and screaming while blindfolded. She likely thinks her life is over, but instead, she’s taken to a spot on the beach where boyfriend Adam is waiting with flowers and an engagement ring.
Vanessa’s response was a whole lot calmer than most people’s would be. “You’re joking!” is all she could say. Adam then gets down on bended knee and asks Vanessa to be his wife. She accepts and cries tears of joy — likely because she’s still alive and not murdered and chopped up in tiny pieces like she thought she’d be.
She didn’t seem to take the whole thing too badly, either. In fact, she made a Facebook post sharing pictures from the “romantic” beach proposal, captioning it, “A dream come true.”
Adam’s sister Tahlia thinks the whole thing is hilarious. “[Adam] always joked that he wanted to propose in a way to scare her and my family joined in and made it possible when she was visiting family in Lebanon,” she told The Daily Mail. “They always play pranks on each other so it’s just their relationship … the overall planning took three months.”
I don’t know about you, but this is horrifying and one of the reasons social media is so awful. People will do anything to go viral, and it’s gotten so far out of hand.