Give me more than $65 or you're not invited!

posted 1 year ago in Etiquette
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Honey bee

Woah. People are going to show up and protest? I get that it’s tacky, but I’d just stay at home!

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Sugar bee

First of all those thousand people who aren’t even her friends or family clearly have nothing better to do.I think of  a long list of more worthwhile things they should be protesting.

She sounds snotty, bitchy, and ungrateful, her statements are completely out of line. That being said we should also put it in perspective, in their culture it’s customery for guest to show up with a red envolope and cash. Some people even carry this tradition to the United States. In this case the mob of people are overreacting. They could have done something more effective like raised money and donated it to a charity, rather then extendng more negative energy out there.

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Sugar Beekeeper

That is super greedy of her, but I’m surprised so many people care that much to go protest at her wedding. Get over it and just don’t attend if you’re offended!

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Bee Keeper

I wish that angry mob had a U.S. chapter. I could keep them in business for a while.

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Honey bee

I think it is a cultural thing as well. As in a statement like this might be far more offensive in Chinese culture (are there any Chinese bees that could clarify).

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Buzzing bee

@j_jaye:  I’m not Chinese but I feel like ANY culture would look down on the “…or don’t bother coming..” part!

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Sugar bee

I’m Chinese. You do NOT demand how much money should be in the red packet you receive. You do NOT. I’d like to see her try that during Chinese New Year. She would be CRUCIFIED by the elders.

I hope, now that she’s getting married, that the unmarrieds will demand she give them at least HK$500 in the red packets they receive from her on CNY. HAH!

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Worker bee

i’m chinese and i went to search for the actual chinese quote which is what it says in the article the OP posted. “I’m not opening a charity…If you really only want to give me a HK$500 (US$65) cash gift, then don’t bother coming to my wedding.” however i only found chinese articles but not the actual POST by the bride. i don’t think people are angry that she’s demanding cash. i think they’re angry she is demanding a certain amount. it’s a really rude statement, but it doesn’t garner protesters.. that’s a waste of a saturday night IMO. 

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Sugar bee

Bitch deserves for nobody to care about her.  No friends, no family, nobody!

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Honey bee

@Chrysoberyl:  I agree but I was referring more to the protesting part. As @strawbs:   @bunnybunny:  confirmed it is an offesive comment (about the amount of cash to give) in that culture.

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Bumble bee

The travelling band of angry wedding protestors. Yes, I’m sure they will have quite a few bridezillas to visit if they existed. 

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Bee Keeper

All the more reason to keep your business off social media. Why people think their every thought and whim needs to be broadcasted is beyond me.

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