A high school senior in New Jersey named Patrick Smith asked a girl to prom in front of 2,000 people at some sort of pep rally and she rejected him.

Turns out the whole thing was a hoax. From PIX11:

Don’t feel too bad for Smith. The 18-year-old revealed to PIX11 News Tuesday, that the viral promposal fail was apparently a hoax.

Smith came clean about the video after several media outlets across the world picked the story up.