Chadil Deffy, a 28year old TV personality has married his dead girlfriend in a bizarre wedding ceremony that also acted as a funeral for the young bride.
During the ceremony, the 28-year-old groom, wearing a black tuxedo, placed a ring on the finger of his late girlfriend, Sarinya â€œAnneâ€ Kamsook, a girl he had been dating for 10 years.Â In what some might consider a publicity stunt, He put photos of himself and his dead bride on his Facebook page under an album titled “Corpse Bride.” He also uploaded a video to YouTube. The couple met while studying at Eastern Asia University 10 years ago and had planned to get married for a while but Kamsook died in a car accident on 3rd of January.
Deffy felt like he hadnâ€™t treated his girlfriend well enough in life and wanted to make it up to her. Kamsook was buried immediately after the wedding.
A friend of Deffy, Onsiri Pravattiyagul, wrote in an opinion column this week in The Bangkok Post:
The “wedding” was his attempt to right a wrong, however belated the gesture might have been.Â As expected, the initial public reaction was an outpouring of sympathy for the “groom” and a wave of sentimental remarks. The romantically inclined were moved by this expression of “true love,” however unconventional. It seemed to hit a nerve with many people. The offline media picked up on the buzz, too, and went to town with the story. Chadil found himself under a spotlight, experiencing an unexpected 15 minutes of fame.
Also as expected, within days, the backlash began â€” and it wasn’t at all kind. In a heartbeat, Chadil went from being viewed as a hopeless romantic to being vilified as a publicity-hungry opportunist.