The UK's Daily Mail lives up to its reputation for finding the stinkiest stench in every story, God love 'em. They have far nastier quotes than yesterday's firebrand shocker (not) article from Yahoo! News. Hooray Daily Mail!
What is so much fun about the Daily Mail is that they feign writing an article in favor of Poor Liz Hurley And How Hurt And Surprised She Is By What Her Brand New Father-In-Law Has Said and then they turn around and eviscerate her with his quotes. Hilarity!
Here are some choice tidbits, and enjoy the dénouement:
"She feels that what was the happiest day of her life has been tarnished and doesn’t understand how after everything she has done for them -raising their social standing in India through the roof, for example - they could do this.
"But quite frankly she is also a little bewildered by all of this and was totally unaware about the extent of their grievances. Liz feels she made every effort to be a part of their extended family and fit in.
"She doesn’t think that they have taken into consideration how much planning went into the wedding celebrations - she was under a lot of pressure and was very, very stressed, and perhaps they misinterpreted this for rudeness.
"Now, Liz has even offered to reimburse the Nayars if they feel they’re out of pocket and hopes that this will be the end of the matter.
"Yet as far as she is concerned, that is it - she never wants to see Arun’s father or step-mother again."
It is understood, meanwhile, that a letter written by Vinod to his son, informing him that he wished to "cut all ties", is still awaiting response.
Speaking alongside his second wife, Joanne, in the Mail on Sunday, the retired businessman claimed they were made to feel like ‘second-class citizens’ at the couple’s English wedding, at Sudeley Castle in Gloucestershire, and their Hindu blessing at the Meherangarh Fort in Rajasthan last month.
Vinod says that he was snubbed by Miss Hurley throughout the week-long celebrations.
Contrary to Indian custom, he was barred from the wedding platform during the Hindu fire ceremony in which the head of the family is supposed to officially welcome the bride into the family.
When he tried to access the platform, he was apparently confronted by his youngest son Nikhil and a bout of "pushing and shoving" ensued. He was then bundled away.
It has also emerged that the couple offended Indian relatives after issuing guests with a bizarre set of do’s and don’ts, advising them to "bring bacterial wipes and not give money to beggars".
He also revealed that a £35,000 ruby and diamond necklace which he and his wife had had commissioned for Miss Hurley to wear in the Indian ceremony was snubbed.
Similarly, they felt obliged to cancel a £30,000 post-wedding party that they had arranged in honour of the newlyweds after falling out with Miss Hurley and Arun, 41.
Talking about the Rajasthan ceremony, he said: "I think this elaborate Indian event was Elizabeth’s theatrical dream. It was certainly not a serious attempt to honour our customs.
"In the end it was just nonsense. The magazine wanted a great show, so they could justify the big fee they were charged. I think it was blatant and cynical commercialism."
He accused his daughter-in-law of being fame-hungry and "desperate", adding: "I once thought Liz was a lovely, unspoiled woman, but now I see that she is a very hard person.
"It was important for her to get celebrity faces there. That’s what the Hello! deal was about. She was fulfilling her contractual obligation.
"I never realised how desperate she is for fame and attention. My wife and I were publicly humiliated and treated like social outcasts for the sake of a £2 million magazine deal."
Hooray Daily Mail!
She snubbed the party they planned for her and then simply offered to pay for it and hoped that would make everything okay? Huh?! The Nayars/Nayers probably didn't have the kind of flatware that would photograph well enough for Hello. Either that, or by that time everyone had run out bacterial wipes and fled the country on private jets.
Not wearing the jewelry they gave her? Ouch. The missus looks like she has some lovely (and expensive) traditional trinkets in the photo there. Why be such a shrill bitch?
And the whole bit about shoving her father-in-law, the head of the family, off of the platform/stage thingy during the marriage ceremony? Yikes! Just unforgiveable. And orchestrated by a younger brother no less?
This is going to be a huge mess with Elizabitch in the middle of it. What does she think this is? The second coming of the John Company and she's HRH Elizabeth I? Take a history lesson, sister, the sun does set on the British Empire and has for a long, long time.
And to think I was hoping she could help me "raise (my) social standing... through the roof."
What an insufferable, useless, self-serving bitch. What a horror she is. The best thing she could do would be to take that £2 million she got from selling her wedding photos to Hello! and give it to India's orphanages or to one of Mother Teresa's charities. Something directly, charitably related to India. But she won't. She's a greedy snag.
Some sort of well-designed PR move is in order right about now. I think her idea of a good PR move is to stand her ground and look for jobs being an anti-bacterial ad campaign pitch-bitch. Can you see it? With that faux-posh accent and everything? "When I am forced to go to India, I wear a face mask when I shower and I roll around naked on sheets fashioned of Boots' anti-bacterial wipes. It's heavenly!"
Go back to the carnival with the rest of the carnies, beyotch. The only difference between you and the rest of the carnies is that some of them actually have something called talent.
(photo from the Daily Mail UK)