She is from the city of Taipei while her fiance is from the southern city of Kaohsiung. His father wants villagers of his hometown to attend and thinks a “flowing water banquet” is appropriate.
But the bride-to-be is not convinced and said: “It’s already 2023. Do rural countrymen still love to have ‘flowing water’ banquets?” Her post was accompanied by three vomiting emojis.
The woman’s original post has now had over 3,000 comments.
One angry observer said: “No wonder you want to remain anonymous. You deserve to be scolded. What is ‘countrymen’? It’s a terrible way to waste the groom’s youth on such people.”
Another online poster said: “Do you have to waste his family’s money?”
The next day, the bride-to-be posted again, saying she had lived in the United States and got used to that way of life.
She also cited famous people from Taiwan, like its former president Ma Ying-jeou and superstar Jay Chou, asking: “Do these people hold a flowing water banquet for their wedding or kid’s marriage?”
This reignited the online row: “Since your values are so different, please leave the guy and his family alone!” Said someone on social media.
Then followed by a string of attacks and accusations against the bride-to-be by members of the would-be groom’s family.
In one posting, the “groom’s sister” showed a transcript of a chat she had with the bride-to-be. The bride said to her future sister-in-law: “What the hell do you want, I haven’t even married into your family yet, and you want to give me a hard time?”
In a later posting, the sister-in-law said: “I don’t think this marriage will work out.”
The row has sparked an internet frenzy on social media in Taiwan.
One observer said it was like a “nine-episode television series – the chaos of the flowing water banquet.”