n the day of her wedding, a bride in the Shandong county of Lanling was attacked by her wedding guests who twice forced her to the ground with smiles on their faces.
In video of the incident, the bride, dressed in a traditional Chinese wedding gown, appeared less happy about this whole situation, struggling to get free and viciously kicking at one of the guests.
The bride was just the latest victim of the controversial tradition in China of “wedding pranks” — where the groom, bride, and bridesmaids are humiliated or hazed in one way or another on their big day.
The tradition has come under increased scrutiny this year, particularly after a video went ultra-viral back in February of the drunken father of a groom appearing to force his son’s bride to kiss him on stage. The family later claimed that the father was merely pretending to smooch the young woman as part of a “prank.”
Other pranks have seen brides being forced to kowtow and bridesmaids accidentally dying. Grooms have also not been saved the harassment. This weekend, one in Guizhou province got hit by a car while attempting to flee from his friends who had pelted him with eggs and covered him in ink. The wedding was postponed as the groom suffered a brain hemorrhage in the crash.