A video of a man proposing to a woman on stage at La Trobe University’s graduation has since been removed from the university’s Facebook page.
The university said it made an “inadvertent mistake” and that it detracted from the ceremony’s focus on celebrating the achievements of students.
Commenters criticized the man for taking the focus away from the woman’s accomplishment.
One person said that the ceremony should have focused on the woman’s achievements instead of the man’s proposal.
Another said that it affected the other graduates as well.