Bindi Irwin, the daughter of Steve ''The Crocodile Hunter'' Irwin, has been criticized on social media this week, for going ahead with her wedding during the coronavirus pandemic.
The 21-year-old conservationist first got engaged to her long-time American boyfriend, Chandler Powell, on her birthday in July of 2019. But now it has emerged that the two have tied the knot in a last-minute ceremony, held just a few hours before all weddings were banned due to the coronavirusWatch Bindi's last appearance on Good Morning America below:
According to a report by The Daily Mirror, aerial pictures taken above the Australia Zoo in Queensland by a drone, show a temporary archway covered in white fabric, as well as a gathering of people holding cameras. A woman (believed to be Bindi) dressed in white can be seen hopping inside a white SUV as well.
However, when the news of the hasty wedding broke on social media, a number of people were extremely critical of Bindi's decision. For instance, one Twitter-user captioned the pictures of the event by writing: "I’m not the best at visualizing distances, but those people crowding around Bindi Irwin are definitely not 1.5 meters apart. [sic]"
Meanwhile, someone else wrote: "Just wondering if #BindiIrwin knows that viruses don’t wear watches nor use diaries. The time and date for new rules are not suggested by the virus community who promise to behave prior to the hour!!! Strongly suggest that all guests self isolate after the nuptials! [sic]"
At the time of writing, there have now been 428,405 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across 114 countries worldwide, and a total of 19,120 deaths, according to John Hopkins University.
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