A bride-to-be shared on TikTok that she and her fiancé were planning on making it mandatory for wedding guests to be vaccinated for their upcoming nuptials. In response, some commenters seemingly lost their minds over the decision.
Ileana Paules-Bronet simply wanted to share that the couple required wedding guests to be vaccinated in order to attend their October event.
She had just 400 or so followers at the time she posted the video explaining her decision, because like a lot of people coping with the pandemic, she had downloaded TikTok in 2020 to scroll through funny videos and occasionally post for her friends and family.
Paules-Bronet told In The Know that she kept seeing videos pop up on her For You page in which people were saying “controversial things that were not actuallycontroversial.” On one of these videos, she saw people agreeing and commenting, “you just gained a follower”. From there, she got the idea to share her wedding vaccination plan with the world via TikTok.
“This might lose me some followers, but whatever, I don’t have that many followers to begin with anyway,” Paules-Bronet said in the May 22 video that started it all. “I’m getting married this October, and my fiancé and I are requiring Covid vaccinations to come to our wedding.”