It is with a heavy heart that I feel that I must inform all of you and most especially silver-tongued (penned?) prose writer, romantical suitor, and sweet snookums emailer Mr. Amar Singh that his pretty, pretty princess bride and her handsome groom are perhaps not the picture of grace and decorum who adore India that he once thought them to be.
It seems that Arun Nayar/Nayer (sigh, there are differing spellings and I am confused so I will offer both) and his new bride Elizardbreath Hurley have "humiliated" Nayar/Nayer's own parents in their own country.
To the degree that they are now actually speaking publicly and vehemently about it. They have decided to cut all ties with their own flesh and blood. And have made a bold but very sad public announcement.
Snap! Mr. Singh... I think that sort of changes things, doesn't it?
Here's Vinod Nayar/Nayer, father of Arun Nayar/Nayer, mind-bogglingly wealthy retired textile magnate, who has no reason to feel like anything other than a proud, accomplished gentleman, speaking about his son and Slizzard Hurley:
Vinod Nayer told the Sunday Mirror from Mumbai that he and his wife Joanne felt "publicly humiliated" and treated "like social outcasts" at the event, which took place in Britain and India last month.
"Liz and Arun have treated us very shabbily. My heart is heavy with pain," the newspaper quoted him as saying.
Nayer senior, a textile magnate, claims that the couple seemed to disrespect Indian relatives and did not act with consideration towards him and his wife.
"We were pushed into the background like poor relations. This has broken my heart," the 66-year-old added.
Guests at the wedding celebrations included singer Sir Elton John and supermodel Elle Macpherson.
"I have decided to cut all ties with my sons...I feel that Liz and Arun behaved shamefully and placed more importance on showing off than their own family," Nayer senior added.
He said that he had not spoken to his son since the wedding and had sent him a letter accusing him of having "disregarded me like one of your office boys."
"You have shown disrespect to me and my family, plus my dear friends who have been with me since your birth," the letter reportedly said.
Has everyone heard enough? I have. This is absolutely tragic. This is a very, very wealthy man who has been at the top of his industry in India. And his crap-ass son and his rotten-ass daughter-in-law managed to embarrass him and his wife and their oldest friends with their garish, cretinous, over-the-top, attention-getting shenanigans. Parents are to be honored. Period. Unless they've done unforgivable things, in which case they should not be present. Not shoved in the corner in favor of celebrities.
Oh, but that's right, we're talking about people for whom their rarefied world has a whole different set of rules in which everyone else is supposed to align themselves and play along in the slim hope of getting a ticket to the big tent. Well there's a special, very warm corner in Hell for people like this. Or maybe Ganesh will take a dump on their doorstep.
Charming. Not surprising, though. But still so, so tragic.
Case closed, people. Case closed.
Unless, of course, Singh wants to continue our email romance and send me another liver-lipped missive about how ugly I am and what a stupid ho I am and how wonderful Liz is and how much she loves India and how much India loves her, in which case he knows where I'll post it. P.S. Singh, I have your I.P. address.
(photo from Yahoo.com)