Bride slammed for ‘disgusting’ texts to make up artist
Brides have a bad reputation for their diva moments - in fact it's so common, the term "bridezilla" was created because of it.
But one bride-to-be has caused uproar after her text messages to a potential makeup artist were shared online, leading many to brand her behaviour "disgusting" and "judgemental".
Kristian Cardenas, a makeup artist from Lubbock, Texas, was taken back when a woman contacted her about wedding make-up, only to abuse her for her sexuality.
Kristain posted the vile homophobic text she received from the bride-to-be on her Twitter, alongside a caption pleading for people to be kind to one another.
The messages left users so outraged it has been liked more than 239,000 times with 54,000 retweets.
It starts off harmless with the woman asking about pricing, with Kristian responding with a breakdown of her fees.
Immediately after, the bride then says: "I have a few questions I was wondering if you could answer".
"Are you gay?" she asks.
Kristian tells the woman, "Yes ma'am I am", and asks what it has to do with her services or the woman's wedding.
The bride responds: "I don't want a gay person doing my wedding", adding she couldn't tell if Kristian was gay or not from her photos.
In a professional manner, Kristian simply responded: "Okay that's totally fine, you have a nice day!"
openly sharing who i am with the world is my choice; a choice i will never apologize for. i love what i do and who i am. today i was taken back a little bit. homophobia is a real issue still in 2019. please just be kind to everyone you meet. pic.twitter.com/mTGbcKl55T— kristian (@Kristiantayyy) June 12, 2019
However, the bride continued with insults.
"I still have more questions," she said. "How can you be a Latina woman and be gay? You do know being gay is a sin correct.
"I will pray for you my friend.
"I'm sorry that you've chosen a path that's going to send you straight to hell."
And the bride-to-be ended her vile comments by saying: "I think you do beautiful make-up but I just can't have someone who's gay being a part of my special day."
She added if Kristian ever changed her mind about being gay to let her know so she can book her.
Many came to Kristian's defence after she posted the messages, saying they couldn't believe what they had just read.
"WTF is wrong with that person?!?!?!? I can't believe that just happened. But to be honest I'm not surprise! Keep the hard work and no matter what stay visible! Happy pride Guuuurl!," one follower said.
"Holy s**t. 1. You are so much nicer/more professional to that s**t human than I would've been 2. You should charge more- your work is bomb and $115 is way too low for both hair and makeup," said another.
"People like this are the reason Christianity is looked down upon. I'm so sorry this person spoke to you this way. I promise we aren't all like this! You're loved," a third commented.
Kristain thanked the thousands of people who left her messages of support.
Others blasted the bride, labelling her behaviour "disgusting" and "judgemental".
One said: "This is disgusting. I'm so sorry you were talked to this way! They said they'll pray for you? Nah honey, way I see it they the one that truly needs Jesus. I'll be praying for that judgmental homophobic human who thought this was okay."
"Wow! I can't believe people like that idiot exist in real life! Its so surreal! All my support and love. Your makeup work is fantastic!" another wrote.
Another agreed: "That is purely disgusting. You're talented asf sweetie ! Keep up the good work."
"To everyone messaging me on all my social media, I promise I'm seeing y'alls messages. I love all the support y'all are giving me. Don't be afraid to message me and tell me your story, words of encouragement, or anything you'd like. I'd love to hear from you," Kristain said.
In the caption alongside her post, the make-up artist said openly sharing who she is with the world is her choice - "a choice I will never apologise for".
"I love what I do and who I am. Today I was taken back a little bit," she admitted.
"Homophobia is a real issue still in 2019.
"Please just be kind to everyone you meet."
Kristian later updated her new followers with what happened with the rude bride, confirming she blocked her.
"I blocked her number, name and her friend's name," Kristain said. "I don't want anyone to be hateful to her even though she was to me."