The story of Thai television producer Chadil Deffy is a weird one, which has divided public opinion for many months.
When Deffy’s girlfriend Sarinya Kamsook, died in a car accident in January, he was devastated. The couple had been together for about 10 years but kept putting wedding plans on hold in order to complete their studies.
Deffy decided that he just had to marry his true love, regardless of the fact that she was cruelly and prematurely taken away from him and married her in a bizarre wedding-come-funeral ceremony in the city of Surin in northern Thailand.
The majority of the country watched this strange event, watched him place a ring on her cold finger and he uploaded pictures and a video of the proceedings to his Facebook page which was swamped with messages from well-wishers.
Deffy said that the reason he decided to carry out the ceremony was to rectify “the mistake we could not go back in time to correct.”
However not everyone believed that Deffy’s decision to posthumously marry Kamsook was carried out of love and fairly soon accusations stating that he had done the whole thing as a publicity stunt were flying around. The fact that he entitled the photo album of the event ‘corpse bride’ surely did not help!
What do you think of Deffy’s story, is it a sad tale of young lovers ripped apart by tragic events or is it merely a creepy publicity stunt by someone who knows the media well enough to realize the kind of attention a story like this would get?