Half-brother and half-sister got married and faced online heckling over their honeymoon
Marriage between siblings is a major cultural taboo and leads to negative consequences if such a couple decides to have children. This applies to those who are related to each other by blood, but extends in the minds of many to those who are half-siblings.
A couple from Finland, Matilda and Samuli Eriksson, faced this to the fullest. According to the New York Post, at the time of their wedding, they were considered brother and sister because the girl's mother had previously married the boy's father. However, the young people are not blood relatives and did not grow up together. They even met only in 2018 at the celebration of Matilda's mother's 50th birthday.
According to the girl, the spark between them was immediate, but at first they tried to remain friends. However, two weeks after they met, they started dating and almost immediately started living together. Some of her friends were surprised by the news, but Matilda's mother helped her accept this fact, listen to her heart, and allow herself to be happy.
However, when the couple decided that they wanted to tie the knot, even they had doubts. The lovers searched the Internet to find out if they would have any legal problems with formalizing their relationship. "At first, we found some false old information that it might be illegal, but fortunately, one of my sister's close friends is studying law, and she said we shouldn't have any problems if we wanted to get married," Matilda said.
But when the young couple started having problems, it was after they started sharing videos from their honeymoon on TikTok. Commenters were divided into two camps. Some criticized the fact that the half-brother and sister got married in a very rude way, saying that they should be in jail, that they were sick, and even wished the couple would die. There were even those who emphasized that despite the fact that Matilda and Samuli were not related to each other, they still did wrong. However, many subscribers supported them, emphasizing that the couple not only had no blood in common, they did not grow up together and even met after their parents started dating.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, Ukrainian actress Oksana Cherkashyna married director Zoia Laktionova in a country where same-sex marriage is banned.