Owner Of Johor Bridal Boutique Apologises For Cemetery Photo Shoot
A bridal boutique has recently come under fire on social media after photos of their newest bridal collection were posted online. This was because the photo shoot was done at a Christian cemetery in Baru Pahat, Johor.
Twitter user @chrissytwittwit posted a few photos of the shoot on 5th November, which featured a model, posing on top of the graves belonging to other people.
There was even a shot of a model lying in between two graves!
Obviously, Twitter didn’t take this issue lightly with some commenting on how insensitive the whole thing was.
That cemetery bridal photoshoot fiasco was really bad and stupid. It shows insensitivity not only towards people of other faiths, but towards the dead as well. You're worsening our already tainted image of Malay Muslim nationwide.
— full-time broke 💸 (@safuanhakim) November 6, 2019
Since the posting, the boutique owner has then come forward and apologised in a tearful 5-minute long apology video.
Beliau dh buat video mintak maaf kpd smua rakyat Malaysia kita.. Kite forgive n forget jer lah k..
Posted by ViralPress Malaysia on Tuesday, November 5, 2019
In the video, she apologised to both Muslims and non-Muslims for the photoshoot. She also admits that she didn’t realise that the photos could offend many and says that the photos were only meant to be used privately to showcase her bridal collection and now for publicity.
What weird about the situation is none of the crew didn't think "I think is a bad idea to make a bridal photoshoot at the cemetery". Also, is an inspiration from western photographer?! Are you kidding me?! pic.twitter.com/ph73JuwnRk
— ᱬ Vanilla Maximoff ♢ (*≧∀≦*)⊃━━★･*☆ (@vanillabiscuitx) November 6, 2019
At least, she’s sorry over the whole incident. We all make mistake, right?