Bindi Irwin slammed by heartless trolls for marrying before weddings are shut down

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    Heartless trolls have criticised Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell for getting married amid the coronavirus pandemic.  

    The couple rushed down the aisle on Wednesday just hours after prime minister Scott Morrison enforced restrictions on weddings with more than five people in attendance.  

    The late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin’s daughter, 21, and her wakeboarder husband, 23, sensibly chose not to have any guests present, but they were still criticised on Twitter for going ahead with the wedding. 

    Criticised: Bindi Irwin, 21, and her husband Chandler Powell, 23, have been slammed by heartless trolls for marrying before weddings were shut down – even though she didn’t have any guests to protect the community

    ‘Shame on you Bindi Irwin. Australia’s health is more important than your wedding,’ one person raged.

    ‘Doesn’t get much more selfish and entitled than the fast-tracked Bindi Irwin wedding amidst a government enforced national lockdown because of a deadly global health pandemic… does it?’ another agreed. 

    Meanwhile, another critic took aim at the couple after photos emerged of the wedding party huddling underneath umbrellas.  

    Precautions: The couple sensibly chose not to have any guests present, but they were still criticised on Twitter for going ahead with the wedding (pictured)

    Precautions: The couple sensibly chose not to have any guests present, but they were still criticised on Twitter for going ahead with the wedding (pictured) 

    'Shame on you': Trolls slammed the happy couple for rushing down the aisle just hours after prime minister Scott Morrison enforced restrictions on weddings with more than five people in attendance

    ‘Shame on you’: Trolls slammed the happy couple for rushing down the aisle just hours after prime minister Scott Morrison enforced restrictions on weddings with more than five people in attendance

    ‘How’s that social distancing working for you Bindi? Nice umbrella cluster,’ they Tweeted. 

    However, plenty of people defended Bindi and Chandler’s decision to fast-track their wedding date, with one Tweeting: ‘Y’all coming for Bindi Irwin who had NO guests at her wedding and got married on site at the zoo where she lives(!) are so nasty.’  

    Another Tweeted: ‘If any of you speak ill of Bindi Irwin for having her wedding despite the pandemic it’s ON SITE. They didn’t have any guests and it was at the zoo where they basically live.’ 

    'How's that social distancing working for you Bindi?' Another critic took aim at the couple after photos emerged of the wedding party huddling underneath umbrellas

    ‘How’s that social distancing working for you Bindi?’ Another critic took aim at the couple after photos emerged of the wedding party huddling underneath umbrellas

    Bindi’s wedding party consisted of her mother Terri, 55, and brother Robert, 16. 

    Terri’s close confidant, US-based author Steve Maraboli is believed to have officiated the big day.

    On Thursday, Bindi confirmed on Instagram that she and Chandler chose not to have any gusts present at their nuptials to ‘keep everyone safe’ amid the coronavirus pandemic.  

    Hitting back: However, plenty of people defended Bindi and Chandler's decision to fast-track their wedding date

    Hitting back: However, plenty of people defended Bindi and Chandler’s decision to fast-track their wedding date 

    ‘We’ve planned this beautiful day for nearly a year and had to change everything, as we didn’t have guests at our wedding,’ she wrote next to a photo of herself and Chandler kissing at the altar. 

    ‘This was a very difficult decision but important to keep everyone safe,’ Bindi confessed. 

    On Tuesday night, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison enforced tough conditions on weddings amid the coronavirus pandemic.

    Family: Bindi's mother Terri, 55, and brother Robert, 16, attended the intimate outdoor wedding on Wednesday

    Family: Bindi’s mother Terri, 55, and brother Robert, 16, attended the intimate outdoor wedding on Wednesday  

    ‘Large gatherings for weddings, sadly, won’t be possible under these new arrangements,’ he said.

    ‘Sadly, also, and I know this will be very difficult, funerals to no more than 10 persons observing the rules around the four-square-metre rule and the social distancing practices.

    ‘This is not an easy decision. Where we have already found, and Dr Murphy (Chief Medical Officer for the Australian Government) can speak to this, some of the events that have been some of the major transmitting events, it has been exactly these types of events, particularly weddings.

    ‘And that is why, regretfully, we have to be able to put these arrangements in place.’ 

    As of the morning of March 26, the total number of people diagnosed with the virus in Australia is 2,675 including 11 deaths.

    Pandemic: As of the morning of March 26, the total number of people diagnosed with the virus in Australia is 2,675 including 11 deaths

    Pandemic: As of the morning of March 26, the total number of people diagnosed with the virus in Australia is 2,675 including 11 deaths

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