Devo co-founder, singer and bassist Gerald Vincent "Jerry" Casale, was married to Krista Napp, on Friday, Sept. 11, in a modest ceremony, but thanks to the 9/11-themed reception that followed, the response to the event has been anything but.
TMZ ran photos from Casale and Napp's intimate wedding reception at Michael's Restaurant in Santa Monica, Calif., showing the newlyweds cutting their wedding cake that was shaped like the World Trade Center twin towers with their faces drawn on. Place settings featured an image of a box cutter with "Gerald & Krista" engraved on them, and guests actually got real box cutters as wedding favors, all of which provoked considerable criticism online.
"I apologize to anyone who offended," Casale told Billboard, saying the wedding reception theme was all a surprise to him and his bride. He said now the media attention it's received has "ruined our wedding."
Casale said one friend who heard that explanation offered to take care of the cake and wound up surprising the couple after dinner with the controversial design and party favors.
The place settings, Casale noted, were at dinner, and while he thought "that was pretty nasty...we thought that the was the end of the reference." When it came time for dessert and they moved to a backroom, they saw there was still much more.
"He thought it was some sort of transgressive sick humor, and the problem is, it's not funny," Casale said of his friend who planned it all.
Source: Daily Mail