You gotta be careful taking pictures like this since, you know, NOTHING ON THE INTERNET GETS DELETED. I get trying to be funny but in 10 years this pic will still exist online and you know they will be regretting it.
The couple has finally spoken up about the whole situation.
According to Unliad: The British couple who took a controversial wedding photo which simulated oral have finally addressed the outrage surrounding their joke wedding photo.
27-year-old Matthew Lunn and his new wife Carly, 34, took the photo outside the sacred monastery of St Paul on the island of Rhodes as a joke for their friends and family.
Unfortunately for the couple the people of Rhodes consider the monastery a sacred place and didn’t see the funny side.
In fact, they found the photo so despicable that the Bishop Kyrillos of Rhodes made the decision to ban all foreign weddings at the monastery ruining dream weddings across the world.
Mr Lunn has now claimed that the couple regrets taking the photo adding that the couple only wanted to demonstrate their ‘unique sense of humor’.
In an interview with The Sun he said:
It’s been blown out of proportion. We were just pretending and having a laugh. The Greeks have completely over-reacted. We don’t think we did anything wrong but we regret it and wish we hadn’t bothered.
Meanwhile, Carly explained that they had always planned to do the photo and that they expected ‘a lot of laughs and jokes’ from people but that things went ‘mad’ when the photo went viral.
The photo may have been intended as a joke but a lot of people don’t think it was very funny, including Matt’s granddad who told the Mail Online that he found the picture ‘disgusting’.
Giorgos Eleftheriou, president of the local Lindos community in Rhodes, also condemned the couples actions.
In an interview with The Times he said:
We are Greek and we cherish our traditions and the sanctity of our religious sites. We cannot allow this disgusting behaviour to prevail.’
I have hundreds of soon-to-be brides from Britain and all over the world calling me today in tears because of this decision.
Shame on those two for the damage they have done. Would they have done the same in their homeland; in front of a British chapel, a Jewish temple, a Muslim mosque? They would have been beheaded by Muslims!