Bindi Irwin slammed by heartless trolls for getting married during coronavirus pandemic – The Sun

CRUEL trolls have slammed Bindi Irwin and Chandler Powell for getting married amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The couple had rushed down the aisle yesterday in the gardens in Australia Zoo, in Queensland, just as Prime Minister Scott Morrison enforced restrictions on weddings with more than five people only allowed to attend.

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Bindi, 21, who is the daughter of the late great Steve Irwin, and her husband Chandler, 23, sensibly chose not to have any guests present as their planned ceremony could not go ahead because of the epidemic.

But despite doing the right thing they were still criticised on Twitter for going ahead with their long-planned wedding. 

The majority of trolls seemingly got it wrong by accusing Bindi and Chandler of trying to “beat the ban” by having a big wedding — when in fact they were complying with the rules. 

Bindi posted a wedding snap on social media users, saying: "We held a small ceremony and I married my best friend

"We've planned this beautiful day for nearly a year and had to change everything, as we didn't have guests at our wedding. 

"This was a very difficult decision but important to keep everyone safe."

Images of a wedding dress glimpsed from under a huddle of umbrellas at the family's Australia Zoo in northeastern Queensland state were broadcast on TV yesterday less than 24 hours after Prime Minister Scott Morrison imposed a limit of just five people at weddings.

They didn't have any guests and it was at the zoo where they basically live

This would mean only allowing  the couple, a celebrant and two witnesses to rein in the spread of a coronavirus.

But when images of the wedding first appeared, outraged people complained Bindi and Chandler were setting a bad example amid nationwide coronavirus lockdowns.

One tweeted: "How many people will get #COVID-19 from this wedding?" 

Another said: “How's that social distancing working for you? Nice umbrella cluster.”

But there were also plenty defending Bindi and Chandler's decision to fast-track their wedding day.

One supporter tweeted: "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 said: "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."

Bindi and Chandler had been planning their special day since her birthday last July, when he got down on one knee and proposed with a diamond ring.

It's believed her brother Robert Irwin escorted her down the aisle in the place of her beloved dad.

Steve died in September 2006 when he was pierced through the heart by a stingray barb.

Announcing her engagement, Bindi wrote on Instagram: “On my birthday I said 'yes' and 'forever' to the love of my life, Chandler.

"Close to six years ago I fell in love with you and every day since has been a whirlwind of adventure and true happiness."

Speaking to the Sunshine Coast Daily in an interview since she announced the engagement, Bindi said: “I do really wish that dad was here to be able to celebrate with us as a family.

“I think in some ways he is and his spirit lives on in everything that we do, and I always feel closest to dad here at Australia Zoo.”

July 24th 2019 ❤️ On my birthday I said ‘yes’ and ‘forever’ to the love of my life. Chandler, close to 6 years ago I fell in love with you and every day since has been a whirlwind of adventure and true happiness. I’m so looking forwarding to spending our forever together as your wife. Here’s to a lifetime of friendship, purpose and unconditional love. — Now let’s get married already!

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Bindi, pictured with Steve and her mum Terri back in 2002





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