“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.
“This lady deserves to get shamed not the ring,” another user said.
But other people were more understanding about her ring preferences.
“I think she’s justifiably asking for advice,” one user wrote. “‘How do I tactfully say no, you need to go and get something different?’ And the answer is for her to say ‘Hey hun, you should go and get some different girlfriend.’”
Some took the opportunity to crack jokes.
“Plot twist, it’s not for her,” one person joked. Another quipped that her discovery is “how she finds out she’s the side chick.”
Ring shaming is on the rise in the age of social media. Food blogger Jen Phanomrat told Yahoo she was criticized in June after posting a selfie with her fiancé on Instagram, where users called her ring “microscopically small.”
“I was shocked to see so many females wasting their time replying to each other to dampen our happy moment,” Phanomrat, who runs YouTube channel Just Eat Life, said. “I deleted many comment threads to ease the cycles of hate speech.”