Couple hold 'obscene' 9/11 themed wedding as a 'tribute' 20 years after terror attack

Thanks to memorial services, new documentaries and brave families remembering their loved ones, there has been a myriad of ways people have been paying tribute to the victims of the devastating September 11, 2001 terror attack on their 20th anniversary. 

But one US couple controversially decided to pay tribute in a less than tasteful manner by holding a wedding themed around the attack that killed over 3000 people.

The couple has been slammed online as "obscene and revolting" after a photo of their 9/11 themed wedding favour circulated online.

A horrified Reddit user shared a picture of the wedding favours, which had the words "Never Forget" alongside the date: September 11, 2021, with the World Trade Centre's twin towers used in place of the number 11.

"This couple thought the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 was a great theme for their wedding," the Reddit user captioned the post in the popular 'Wedding Shaming' sub-Reddit. 

Unsurprisingly, the unique theme did not go down well with fellow wedding aficionados. 

"This is, without a doubt, the most trashy, tasteless, self-aggrandising, obscene, revolting thing I've seen on the internet," one person wrote. 

"Straight up disgusting," another added. 

Others tried to find a way to defend the couple, pointing out that if the date was particularly relevant to them, it could be considered acceptable. 

"MAYBE if they met on 09/11/2001 and they helped each other get to safety and they waited 20 years to get married I could POSSIBLY understand I think. Just trying to wrap my head around this one," one person ventured.

"Some wedding venues offer discounted rates on this date, for the obvious reason. I don't think getting married on 9/11 is inherently insensitive, but making your wedding 9/11 themed definitely is," another added.

It's not the first wedding to horrify internet users. In 2019, a bride created a stir by being photographed giving her groom a lap dance during the reception to Ginuwine's 'Pony'.