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Korean Man Marries Anime Body Pillow (Photo, Video)

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Lord have mercy. Lee Jin-gyu, 28, of South Korea has married his anime body pillow, reports the U.K. Metro. The pillow bears the blond visage of anime character Fate Testarossa. For the special day, he dressed up his “bride” in a long, white gown, then gave her a passionate kiss on the lips. (More after the photo.)

Mr. Lee was featured on local Korean television taking his “wife” to an amusement park, where he purchased two admission tickets — one for himself and one for his betrothed. “Isn’t that a waste to buy two tickets?” somebody asks him. “No,” he murmurs.

He takes Fate on a roller coaster, ignoring the shocked and staring crowds. Afterwards, he asks his wife, “Were you scared, are you okay?” She does not answer.

At a restaurant he orders two entrees of spaghetti. When the waitress asks, “Are you expecting another person?” He says, gesturing to the lifesize pillow sitting across from him in the booth, “No, this is my wife.”

What’s astounding — aside from the fact that a man married a pillow — is that Mr. Lee is so public about it. Having lived in Seoul for a year as an adult, I can tell you that it’s a country of conformists. The worst thing to do is to stand out from the crowd.

I’m a little freaked out by the story, but also feel admiration for his openness. I feel like saying, “Good for you , Mr. Lee! If that’s what makes you happy, who are we to judge?”

Written by Asianista

March 12, 2010 at 11:09 am