Louisiana Man Who Proposed at Girlfriend's Graduation Responds to Claims He Upstaged Her

They are now defending themselves.

A man who proposed to his girlfriend on her college graduation day in Louisiana has been accused of upstaging her.

James Clark got down on one knee to propose to his girlfriend of six years, Marquell Hall, in front of her family and friends.

"Through all my trials and tribulations she’s always been with me so I’d just like to give her a special graduation gift that I’ve been holding onto for a second," he said, before popping the question.

But when he shared a video of their special moment to Twitter, it went viral... for all the wrong reasons.

"Wow. Way to go stealing her moment and making it all about you," one user tweeted.

Another added, "The focus is no longer her and her accomplishment but rather on him and his proposal."

Others claimed Hall looked hesitant before accepting Clark's proposal.

The backlash got so bad that the couple spoke to Inside Edition in an effort to set the record straight.

"I wasn't hesitant, I wasn't uncertain," Hall said. "I was shocked because I was just like, 'Oh my god, I can't believe this is actually happening.'"

She added, "We're extremely happy!"