This Interracial Couple Did A Slavery-Themed Wedding Shoot

Posted by in News On 25th July 2021
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This interracial couple headed over to a plantation and did slavery themed wedding shoot. The word ‘uncomfortable doesn’t even begin to cover it.

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Plantation weddings have always been something people have debated largely over the internet. Most of the criticism comes from people who consider the history of these locations and the racism around their existence.

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This interracial couple however took it to a whole another level. The photos show a strange journey of the man being on a plantation as a slave, the white woman coming and ‘saving’ him and ending with this image of them dressed up and ‘freed’.

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Needless to say, people were shocked and offended by this strange display. What was even stranger was the caption that went along with it.

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“1842. Days passed and everything changed. Our love got stronger and stronger and he was no longer a slave, he was part of the family…<3”

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"This has set black people back at least 50 years", said this user as they commented on the strange contents of this post. 

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"And what photographer would take a job like this? I seriously just can’t get over how this actually happened and the number of people who must have said “slave pics? Ooo, sounds great!” along the way."

This user also made a great point wondering how many people were involved in the decision-making process and why not one person stopped them.

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This commenter said, 

"To see people romanticize this shit is infuriating - these people are too much. There is no such thing as slave consent and the sexual abuse of male slaves was real."

They pointed out the very real history of sexual abuse male slaves faced and that romanticising this stuff minimised their experience.

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"EVERYTIME we try to make some progress yall do shit like this", said this Twitter user commenting on how things like this can be huge setbacks for black culture and identity. 

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