The decision of a Surin Television director to marry his dead girlfriend and post the pictures and video of the event to Facebook and YouTube is receiving mixed reactions from the people at large.
Chadil Deffy alias Deff Yingyuen married his long term girlfriend of 10 years, 29-year old Sarinya “Anne” Kamsook, early this month in a bizarre wedding-cum-funeral even as her corpse lay in a coffin at the Tri Vivek temple in Surin Province in North Eastern Thailand, reported the Pattaya Daily News.
The 28-year-old groom commonly called ‘Dave,’ during the nuptials wearing a black tuxedo carefully lifted his late girlfriend’s hand and placed a ring on her finger. The dead bride Sarinya lay on a raised platform attired in a white bridal costume. Later, the bridegroom uploaded pictures of himself and his dead bride on his personal Facebook page under an album captioned “Corpse Bride.” He even uploaded a video to YouTube, which very quickly spread like wild fire.
Both of them fell in love while studying at the Eastern Asia University ten years ago and had planned to get married but the woman had died in an accident on the evening of January 3, 2012.
A friend of Chadil Deffy called Onsiri Pravattiyagul, wrote his viewpoint about the bizarre wedding in an opinion column this week in The Bangkok Post: Onsiri supported his friend, Onsiri says this “wedding” was Defft’s attempt to set right a wrong, however late the action may have been.
Expectedly in the beginning there was a flood of sympathy for the “bridegroom” and wave of sentimental comments. Those romantic at heart seemed to be touched by this act of “true love” however bizarre. It seemed to have touched a cord with several people.
Even the media picked up on the grapevine and splashed the story all over. Chadil Deffy expectedly came under the spotlight, going through an unexpected short time of fame. But then this was too good to be true, because within a few days, the backlash started. And to put it mildly it wasn’t kind at all.
In a blink of an eye, Chadil Dheffy went from being cherished as a hopeless romantic to being maligned as a publicity-crazy opportunist. Now Onsiri Pravattiyagul informs his friend, Chadil Deffy is heartbroken.
According to Onsiri, Chadil was not thinking of gaining fame or publicity when he decided to put a ring on his dead girlfriend’s cold finger. “He merely wanted to make things right, however small or inadequate the gesture might seem. And, yes, Deffy has always been a little eccentric,” clarified Onsiri.