Couple Insulted in Foreign Tongue at 'Blessing'

Maldives hotel apologizes for staff's joke
By Dan MacKenzie,  Newser User
Posted Oct 28, 2010 2:45 PM CDT Posted Oct 28, 2010 2:45 PM CDT
Promoted on Newser Oct 28, 2010 4:08 PM CDT

A hotel in the Maldives is expressing remorse today after a YouTube video emerged showing a couple being cursed at in the worst of ways during a ceremony to commemorate their love. The only thing is, they didn't know it. Though their ceremonial guide appeared solemn, in the Dhivehi language he was actually spewing insults and profanity in sexual and religious terms, reports AFP.

The couple paid $1,300 for the 15-minute ceremony to renew their marriage vows. They bowed bowed their heads in prayer and followed the ministers instructions, even exchanging rings in the end to the applause of hotel staff. All along, they were being called "swine," "infidels," and receiving advice about having sex with chickens. See the video, with subtitled offensive language, in the gallery.
(More Maldives stories.)

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