A Grave Mistake!

Weddings. A celebration of love. Well, at least that’s what it’s supposed to be.

A recent wedding photography company was scrutinized by basically the entire Twitterverse when they decided to hold a wedding photoshoot at a grave. (Yes, you heard us right!)

a grave mistake!

Photo: Mummyqueen Wedding Couture 

Twitter user, @chrissytwittwit posted a series of photos of women dressed in wedding garments posing beside tombstones of a Christian grave.

a grave mistake!

Photo: Mummyqueen Wedding Couture 

a grave mistake!

Photo: Mummyqueen Wedding Couture 

Chrissy, was furious (who wouldn’t be) in her tweet wrote:

“Fucking stupid. Dah takda tempat lain ka nak photoshoot? Langsung tak hormat tanah perkuburan orang, tanah perkuburan kristian lagi tu.Damn, people surely will do anything just for the sake of attention. Kalau kau duduk atas rumah kubur keluarga aku,I will find u right away girl”

She explains how a cemetery is considered a sacred/holy ground for Christians that has been blessed by priests and that getting angry over this disastrous viral campaign is a normal reaction. I mean just imagine somebody standing over and posing seductively over our graves? (over our dead bodies, literally)

What’s worse is that recent snippets from an Instagram story of the photoshoot itself were circulated on social media, showing that many had participated in the photoshoot, signalling a complete lack of sense during the shoot to call off the whole thing.

a grave mistake!Photo: Twitter @aliahiskandar

One snippet even showed a woman laying down in between two graves and a camerawoman stepping on the graves to take pictures. Is this supposed to create a dramatic effect? We’re not so sure.

a grave mistake!

Photo: Twitter @aliahiskandar

On the other hand, Muslims across social media had also expressed their disdain to the whole marketing stunt and clarify that this company’s snafu was not representative of the Muslim community in Malaysia.

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Chrissy replied that there should be no apologies on behalf of religion to be made and that this whole stunt was to be blamed on the company’s inability to comprehend what is considered as disrespectful.

a grave mistake!

When Chrissy first confronted the company owner on Instagram and Facebook to take down the photos of respect, the company owner blocked her. The owner of the company has since issued a public apology on Facebook Live admitting her mistakes and asking for people to stop circulating the pictures.

We still can’t fathom that this actually happened and we truly hope that the company (and everyone for that matter) learnt a valuable lesson of respecting other cultures and religion and to not only do things for the ’gram!

By: Siti Farhana Sheikh Yahya