The Worst Wedding Gift Ever

October 23, 2012 17:45:26 Posted at October 23, 2012 17:45:26
Lainey Posted by Lainey

This is a blind riddle.

When Duana got married in July we all got together to surprise her and produce a video of us, her friends, re-enacting her favourite scene from Sister Act 2. When this celebrity couple got married, a few members of their friends and family produced a video too, intending to play it at the wedding. They took to the streets, interviewing homeless people and various other citizens who can barely afford pasta let alone a vacation, to express how sorry they were not to be able to make it to the wedding and offer their well wishes.

This was supposed to be... funny?

Again, let’s stress that the two famous people involved here did not conceive of this idea. And I don’t know yet if it was actually broadcast at the event. Hopefully their family and friends realised it was a dick move at best, and profoundly offensive and disgusting overall. Hopefully they realised they were being assholes, walking around making fun of those who are suffering and hungry. Hopefully they buried it and made a contribution for good, in honour of the happy couple, instead of using the homeless to entertain, while everyone else sipped champagne and ate olives. Hopefully.

Because who needs friends like that? Who needs family like that? Do you believe that the people you spend time with you reflect who you are? And if so, what does that say about these two stars?

On November 15, I will be sleeping outside from 6pm - 6am to raise awareness and money for Covenant House Vancouver. My goal is $11,000 which is how much it costs to shelter, clothe, and feed 54 kids for one night. I would be so very grateful if you could pledge me. Click here if you can make a gift. Please know that your gifts will be MATCHED. So that the value of your donation will be DOUBLED. And if I do make my goal, it would then mean that we’d be providing TWO NIGHTS of comfort for those in need.

If you would rather support other organisations, in the UK, please click here to support Centrepoint which helps homeless youth off the streets. If you are in America, please click here to find a Covenant House in your community. You have the opportunity to make it a happier day for someone who could use one.

This is not about Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds.

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