In the recent scheme of having non-conventional and spectacular weddings, people have really outdone themselves, getting married to ghosts, or having self – weddings are just some of the strangest events.
So when Elizabeth Hoad, appeared on a live show holding a wedding ceremony for her and her dog, the internet was slightly concerned to say the least. Hoad and Logan, her golden retriever, seemed to be tying the knot on the popular television show, ‘This Morning.’
Hoad, appeared on the show to let the audience and hosts know that she was done with men and that she was happy because she found true love in her golden retriever named Logan. She told hosts Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford that she had decided to marry her dog following four failed engagements and over 200 disappointing dates.
“It was like we were meant to meet. He’s saved me and I’ve saved him. I was broken before I got him. I got a dog behaviorist when I first got him and she said he’d saved me,” she said to the hosts.
What uncovered next was what got everyone talking, the actual wedding ceremony. Alison Hammond, an ex Big Brother participant, took the role of the officiant, carrying out the ceremony strictly in dog puns. While her difficulty in keeping character is what prompted people to believe the whole thing was a joke, Hoad’s blank expression and seriousness left viewers puzzled.
After the rather strange ceremony and exchange of vows, twitter really took off with its criticism. Many users were absolutely sure that Hoad was in need of some kind of mental help after her short interview before the ceremony took place.
A twitter user shared – “honestly don’t find the woman marrying her dog on public television one bit funny, it’s actually sad and the fact that it’s broadcast live makes it 10x worse #thismorning” and many more such comments flooded the internet.
“Either that was a terrible joke, like genuinely one of the worst attempts at humour I've ever seen...
Or, @thismorning are exploiting mental health issues, from a show that has done so much to promote & help the cause.
Not to mention making a mockery of marriage #thismorning” another user stated.
A lot of people claimed that Hoad needed to go through therapy and not to be indulged in her strange methods of coping with her issues while glamorizing them. While others have waved it off as a joke and something to be taken lightly, it seems unclear whether that is what it actually was.