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Maldives resort makes mockery of marriage vow renewals

When an unidentified couple headed to the Vilu Reef resort in the Maldives, they thought they were participating in a traditional renewal of their wedding vows. And to be honest, watching the video above seems to confirm that. It wasn't until the video clip was uploaded to YouTube that the translation painted a different picture.

Instead of romantic reminders of their love and affection for each other, the two were told they were swines and infidels. The vulgarities didn't end there:

"Your marriage is not a valid one. You are not the kind of people who can have a valid marriage. One of you is an infidel. The other, too, is an infidel - and we have reason to believe - an atheist, who does not even believe in an infidel religion

You fornicate and make a lot of children. You drink and you eat pork. Most of the children that you have are marked with spots and blemishes. These children that you have are bastards.

Before buggering a chicken, check if the hole is clean. That is because the people of the countries that you are from are familiar with the taste of the ****holes of chicken," he chants, still with hands held over the couples".

After the ceremony, the couple was taken to a coconut tree, where the person operating the video camera makes remarks about the bride's breasts. The Maldives Tourism Minister told BBC news that the government was "very concerned" by the incident.



(Warning: profanities included in the video subtitles)

The ceremony at the Vilu Reef Hotel costs $1,300, and is described as a way to "mark a milestone in your amazing journey together". The staff members behind the incident have been suspended and are under investigation by the owner of the resort.

For a comprehensive translation of the "vows", check out this article from the Independent News For The Maldives.

Bottom line; next time you have your vows renewed in a language you don't understand - bring a translator.

[Image credit: AFP/Getty Images]

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