This couple have come under fire from netizens for the theme they used for their pre-wedding photo shoot.
The controversial pictures appear to be generating lots and lots of backlash on social media, with Twitter and TikTok users fervidly criticising the couple.
The slavery-themed pictures depicted the man as a slave, complete with shackles, kneeling before the lady, kissing her hand in the middle of a sugar cane plantation. And in another, they stood facing each other in front of an old subdivision house.
The photoshoot had a caption which reads,
“1842. Days passed and everything changed, our love got stronger and stronger, he was no longer a slave, he was part of the family.”
People are outraged because they feel the pictures reminded of the horrific history of the ancestors of African Americans in an uncaring, callous manner.
“THERE WERE THREE PEOPLE THERE, COUNTING THE PHOTOGRAPHER, AND NOT ONE THOUGHT, ‘SHOULD WE [NOT DO THIS]’?” QUESTIONED @RANDIKINMAN. “AND OVER 1400 PEOPLE HIT THE LIKE BUTTON? AND IT’S PART 2, LIKE THERE’S MORE? I SO WANT TO BE AT THE WEDDING WHEN THE MINISTER ASKS IF ANYBODY OBJECTS.”
“THESE PEOPLE ARE TOO MUCH. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS SLAVE CONSENT, AND THE SEXUAL ABUSE OF MALE SLAVES WAS REAL.”
“A SLAVERY THEMED WEDDING SHOOT?! HIS WHOLE FAMILY HAS TO DISOWN HIM FOR THIS SHIT.”
“WHEW. I HAVE TO LOG OFF. WHO TOLD THAT INTERRACIAL COUPLE THAT A SLAVERY THEMED ENGAGEMENT SHOOT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA??”
“ALL OF MY AFRICAN ANCESTORS WHO CROSSED THE MIDDLE PASSAGE JUST ROLLED OVER IN THEIR GRAVES AFTER SEEING THAT SLAVERY-THEMED WEDDING PHOTOSHOOT.”
Tell us what you think below, insensitive or innocently imaginative?
Racheal Niza-Val is a Nigerian writer and author. She seeks to use her pen to do only three things. Entertain, Educate, and Enthrall.