A VIRAL video capturing the humiliating moment a woman said no to her boyfriend’s proposal on stage has turned out to have been staged.
The Sun Online can reveal that it was the work of a group of pranksters who call themselves the Sons of Fruit who made it to shine a light on fake news.
In the video, the boyfriend gets down on one knee on a stage in Paseo de la Fe square in Monterrey and offers his girlfriend a bouquet of roses.
She takes the roses, but when he takes out an engagement ring the girlfriend covers her mouth and shakes her head and leaves the stage in tears.
Onlookers then come to support the broken-hearted boyfriend, who stays on one knee and woman can be heard saying: “How brutal.”
But it turns out it was all an elaborate hoax using actors – with the woman actually a Mexican Instagram star called Alejandra Trevino.
The viral video was reported by several major news websites.
One of the hoaxers said afterwards that the woman is now getting abuse online and they want to know reveal that the seemingly brutal rejection was a stunt.
Speaking in Spanish, he said: “As a result of this video, which went viral, people throw too much hate at Ale.
“People made cruel memes about her.”
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But the main reason for the prank was to remind everyone not to believe everything they see.
He said: “It is important that people question everything they find online.
“Because fake news, shared by so many, can create big problems for someone, in their personal or private lives.
“More than ever we have to be alert and be attentive and understand that not everything online is real or the truth.”
A video of the proposal was posted to social media, and received over 700,000 views.
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