Gay groom’s ‘Stupid Love’ wedding flashmob divides the internet into those who have hearts and those who don’t

Brock Dalgleish, a fitness instructor, staged a flash mob for his partner, massage therapist Riley Jay, to the tune of 'Stupid Love' during their wedding. (Screen captures via Instagram)

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.”

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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”.

Other users defended the newlyweds, especially at a time where marriage equality in the US is potentially under threat.