How else are they supposed to broadcast to the rest of the gym how much weight they just lifted? Where's your appreciation for toxic masculinity?
Lately, it seems like most masculinity is toxic and I have zero appreciation for that. Honestly, it is very difficult to keep myself from constantly thinking "men are pigs."
Once you've decided to lift a big weight over your head, I suspect the safest way to get out of that situation is to just get out of its way. Putting it down gently is probably asking for trouble.
Was there also some grunting?