Ring-shaming is now becoming a serious issue

by Daniel Nkado

Being fat, short, quiet, or poor, there is now an endless list of what people can be shamed for.

And now engagement rings have joined the list.

Ring-shaming is the act of criticizing a person’s wedding or engagement ring.

A practice now becoming so serious that people are forced to go to extraordinary lengths to ensure the rings they are wedded or engaged with are a certain standard.

All the while not considering the impact this kind of pressure might have on their relationships.

Just recently, a woman even “ring-shamed” herself on Facebook.

The woman had found the ring her boyfriend plans to propose to her with in his nightstand — and she was not pleased.

“Found this in the BF’s nightstand. Not a fan,” she wrote in her Facebook post.

“Please roast and then tell me how to tactfully say no you need to go get something different.”

The post which was also shared on Reddit had many people in shock.

Many think the potential bride-to-be crossed a line.

“I hope the guy sees this and breaks up. Seriously if that’s the type of person she is nobody should marry her until she fixes her attitude,” one person wrote.

“What is it with engagement rings anyway? They’re not going to be worn for a very long time, they are replaced by yet another expensive ring, and some messed up guides claim you should pay around a month’s income on one. Money that could be invested in a bigger, better wedding, or a couple vacation, or a savings account for the couple’s future kids,” another commenter wrote.

“This lady deserves to get shamed not the ring,” one user joked.

Several people agree ring-shaming promotes an unhealthy culture.

“This materialistic wedding culture has got to stop. And now!” one person wrote.

Still remember the story of the woman who had to cancel her wedding for this ridiculous reason?

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