A luxury resort in the Maldives is under fire after employees used their native language to viciously insult an oblivious couple during a wedding ceremony.
Video uploaded to the internet shows the couple renewing their wedding vows with a celebrant speaking in the Dhivehi language at the Vilu Reef Beach and Spa resort.
But while the Islamic-style ceremony sounds legitimate to an English ear, a translation of the marriage vows reveals the celebrant, an employee named Hussein Didi, had other intentions.
"You are swine. The children that you bear from this marriage will all be bastard swine," Didi says, according to the Daily Mail.
"Your marriage is not a valid one. You are not the kind of people who can have a valid marriage.
"One of you is an infidel. The other too is an infidel and, we have reason to believe, an atheist who does not even believe in an infidel religion."
He is holding a document in his hand that shows text referring to "staff employment", suggesting it has nothing to do with marriage laws in the Maldives.
The couple are surrounded by close to 15 employees from the resort, none of whom attempt to stop the ceremony.
Didi reportedly continues insulting the English-speaking couple, who have not been identified, for nearly 15 minutes.
At one point the bride bends down to plant a coconut tree and a man is heard saying "can see her breasts".
Didi replies: "She is wearing something ... because my beard has gone grey watching those things. I have seen so many of them now that I don’t even want to look any more when I see them".
Police in the Maldives are investigating the incident, which has reportedly horrified the country's tourism authorities.
Employees at the resort, where room rates start from $1335 per person per night, have reportedly been sacked after the video emerged online.
In a statement, the resort's management expressed "deep concern and regret" over the insulting ceremony.Source: http://news.ninemsn.com.au