A wedding photo shoot at King Edward Medical University attracts criticism on social media. The university management received backlash for allowing the wedding photo shoot on the premises of the varsity.
The issue surfaced when a social media user posted the wedding photos and videos of the couple showing the 150-year-old building of the university in the background with the bride and groom passing and walking in the corridors of the university.
The social media users said that the university is not a tourist attraction or a wedding hall. Some asked about the security arrangement of the university. They said if the newlywed couple can breach the security in the university what will happen if a real suspect enters the university.
These Wedding photographers are the ugliest face of capitalism. They mock every possible site by reducing it to a pompous background. I’m pretty sure that if they will ever find a scenic graveyard, they’ll start taking couples there. Without an inch of shame. 2/n pic.twitter.com/gfCxo8tcTJ
— JAQ (@jamalawan42) December 26, 2022
“Sorry, my college isn’t your wedding hall. Not a single student of King Edward Medical College is allowed in these grounds, or the library adjacent to it past 5 pm but I guess the same restriction doesn’t extend to a photographer trying to reduce this college to a backdrop,” said a student sharing the video and images of the photo shoot.
“Regard for an educational hub’s sanctity? Washed under the pretty lehenga. Maybe two years down the line the white dome of KE’s Patiala Block will be recognized not as a symbol of educational height but as a vibe-full shooting location and that – that’ll be painful,” said the student while expressing his anger.
Following the backlash, the university released a statement clarifying its position. In the statement issued, a spokesperson of the university said that permission was not sought for the wedding photo shoot. It claimed that the photographer and the couple entered the university after it was closed.
“The guards have been found involved in letting them in,” the spokesperson said, adding the administration was also probing CCTV footage for further action.