Gay groom’s ‘Stupid Love’ wedding flashmob divides the internet into those who have hearts and those who don’t
Because we really, really, really need an outlet for the everlasting sense of existential dread that is 2020, people are debating whether a man who staged an elaborate wedding flash mob to Lady Gaga’s “Stupid Love” for his new husband is romantic or not.
Actor and fitness instructor Brock Dalgleish shared footage of his wedding, which took place in the grounds of Log Haven, a leafy log mansion in Salt Lake City, Utah. As he married his partner, massage therapist Riley Jay, Brock staged two dance routines during the ceremony on Sunday afternoon (October 11).
Dancers pumped out the Chromatica hit’s choreography as masked ceremony-goers sat in their spaced-out seats, flipping out their phones and exchanging glances.
Footage of the flash mob soon rippled across Twitter, prompting a grab bag of reactions: Confusion, stanning, envy, acknowledgments of dying alone in a shack with seven cats, and how maybe romance isn’t dead after all.
“This was my dream come true,” Brock wrote on TikTok. “Wedding flash mob with all of my people.
“I want your stupid love, Riley.”
Lady Gaga flash mob was a ‘dream come true’ for now husband.
Brock and Riley met at a 2018 pool party, according to the couple’s wedding website which details in only 648 words the story of their relationship so far.
“Their first date was the next night where Riley gave Brock the world’s best massage and educated him about the difference between a masseuse and a massage therapist.”
“The conversation was exciting, and sparks were flying,” they added.
Riley ultimately popped the question August 2019, while they were travelling together in Macchu Pichu, Peru. After their first shot at a wedding was cancelled due to the coronavirus, they finally got hitched – but Brock’s flash mob ignited a fierce debate.
Indeed, much like Brock’s trousers – which ripped mid-dance – opinions were split. Some thought the lavish routine was the definition of “embarrassing”.
i’ve never been more embarrassed in my life pic.twitter.com/QTRFZd3cil
— james ᵇˡᵐ (@redputationaotd) October 12, 2020
Me looking at that stupid love gay wedding video pic.twitter.com/jHGMLP297R
— Dan B. (@shadyblunts) October 13, 2020
that video of the couple dancing to stupid love at their wedding makes me home of phobic
— kindness punk (s worded era) (@them1dn1ghtsky) October 12, 2020
imagine having to be there pic.twitter.com/6oQqChgS2D
— joel ☭ (@atblonsky) October 12, 2020
Other users defended the newlyweds, especially at a time where marriage equality in the US is potentially under threat.
some of you are really letting the internalised homophobia *out* in your reactions to this huh https://t.co/sdVxIymthL
— Louis Staples (@LouisStaples) October 13, 2020
If we can’t be happy for two gay men joyfully celebrating their wedding in whatever way they choose then really, what’s the point? pic.twitter.com/m40ZXqc3Vn
— Matthew Hodson (@Matthew_Hodson) October 13, 2020
Look how happy they are ! Leave them alone !!!! pic.twitter.com/zNGt6qUJu0
— Harry🌈 (@harryjonesxx) October 13, 2020
anyway one person's cringe is another person's adorable & while our ability to get married is still brand spanking new I will be happy for any & all queer people who want to take part in a tradition that's historically been denied to us, no matter their celebratory predilections
— Alexander Leon (@alexand_erleon) October 13, 2020
to my future husband, we are definitely dancing to lady gaga even if i can’t dance https://t.co/I5h6DIkTOa
— Geo Amigo (@geoffamigo) October 13, 2020
the wAY HE LOOKS INTO HIS EYES AT THE BEGINNING AND RUBS HIS ARM OMGGGGG IM CRYINGGGGF https://t.co/1KB0FtmfJG
— sam (@hornytarz) October 13, 2020
Picture this. The year's 2020. People are dying from a global pandemic. You're sat on Twitter writing hateful tweets about a newly married couple within your own community because they dared dance to Stupid Love at their wedding. Imagine. 🤒 https://t.co/1djyp4RrwL
— Lukey (@lookgregs) October 13, 2020