The barrage of royal wedding news — ranging from the serious, such as how Will proposed, to the absurd, with Kate’s photo superimposed on a jelly bean — is being obsessed over in some quarters, but hated in many, many others.
Washington Post style writer Monica Hesse has a hilarious piece out today for all the London royal wedding “haters,” in which she writes: “At first, wedding news was even a nice break from Libya or Egypt. Then the wedding ate the world.”
It ate the world. Not just London. And thus the haters extend far beyond the cities a person can drive to from Westminster Abbey.
Manufacturers from around the globe aren’t just making sweet commemorative trinkets that feature a smiling Will and Kate or life size lego replicas of the ceremony. They’re also producing royal wedding vomit bags and vituperative chinaware that says: “It should have been me” or “Thanks for the free day off.”
The 20 percent of the crowd that’s American attending the wedding is being described as having “a few screws charmingly loose.” It didn’t help that a Mexican woman went on a hunger fast to get a ticket to the wedding.
New Yorker’s cover this week, which is a cartoon of Kate and Will desperately trying to hide, reminds us that our laser focus on the happy couple means they don’t stand a chance of relaxing or doing anything else normal couples do on their wedding night. A little wedding hate, the cover seems to say, might actually do the couple good.
On Twitter, many asked why they should care:
I'd rather watch the Princess Diaries than the actual royal wedding.
I do not understand American's excited about the Royal wedding. You do know we fought to not be part of that country? Right? #fb
I seemed to have lost the memo explaining why I should care about the royal wedding
Wow, it's only Monday and I'm so sick of the Royal Wedding hype I could hurl the bangers and baked beans I had for breakfast. Ugh. #fb
All of this royal wedding buzz is just highlighting the fact that I'm not a princess and now have one less chance to become one.
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#royalpain A lot of hype for one to become the one officially designated to take the trash out!