So, I was watching My Fair Wedding on Netflix last night. Normally I'm not a huge fan, but the most recent season (My Fair Wedding *Unveiled*) caught my interest because it gives more of David Tutera being a snarky bastard about how confoundingly stupid his brides, grooms, their parties, parents, and guests can be than he has been in previous seasons. My attitude toward the season as a whole has been captured as a gif:
So, in short, I've been loving this season. Until I came upon the episode "Bollywood BBQ." What the everloving fuck was that pile of shit? I was glaring at the screen like
The bride and groom wanted two very, very different things out of this wedding. The groom wanted it to be a country barbecue. The bride, on the other hand, wanted India as a theme. And I was just shouting at the television "Other cultures are not yours to wear as wedding themes, white lady! And no, just because you believe you lived in India in a past life does not make it not racist!"
Her groom didn't put it in those terms, but he too was like "Well, maybe if you or I were actually Indian that would be a good idea." David, much as I like him, always sides with the brides in the end, so even though he tried to show them that maybe doing a full-on Indian wedding was a stupid idea - he did this by having them try out Indian food, mostly because he knew and they admitted to not actually liking Indian food - he still wound up giving her more or less what she wanted, just fused into the country bbq part.
All throughout I was just disgusted by the episode. The bride was so convinced that it was appropriate and just the best idea ever. David didn't really help on that one, what with him bringing a "past life regressionist" on the show to spew reaffirming bullshit about how she's totally lived all these past lives and one was in India a thousand years ago. David asked her if she'd ever met anyone without a past life and she said she had, but they were weird and she didn't really know how to talk to them, which prompted the bride to chime in that she felt the same.
So glad I'm never watching that episode again. The rest of the season was excellent, but that episode just brings the whole thing down noticeably.
Fuck it, I don't know how to format these properly. I just wanted gifs in between text.