Erin Foster is speaking out to defend herself after she received backlash for a joke she made about her wedding.
The 37-year-old comedian and entrepreneur got married to Simon Tikhman on New Year’s Eve and was able to celebrate with friends and family, unlike people whose weddings had to be canceled due to the ongoing health crisis.
Erin shared a photo from her wedding on Monday (April 13) and captioned it, “Not to brag, but what a time to have already had your wedding.”
One fan commented on the post and said, “Can you not caption this? There’s millions of people, aside from those that are losing loved ones and jobs, who are dealing with canceling and changing their weddings and the reality that they may never have the wedding they dreamed of. As a public figure this is extremely insensitive, and in a time like this you should try [to] be better. Thanks.”
Erin responded, “No. It’s a wedding not a death everyone needs to relax.”
A lot of fans loved the humor in the post though. One person said, “Gorgeous and hilarious! Please do NOT take this down!”
Erin responded to that comment and said, “Trust me I’m not taking taking this down. Anyone who wants to blame me for corona or for their wedding being postponed is just very very confused about how pandemics work.”
In response to someone else who defended Erin, she said, “It’s crazy. Should we start a charity for postponed weddings?”
Make sure to see all of the photos from Erin‘s stunning Nashville wedding!