Shocking footage of a newlywed husband slapping his wife in front of horrified guests at a wedding ceremony has gone viral on social media.
The footage is believed to have been taken during a wedding in Central Asia and shows the groom lashing out at his bride after she teased him during a ritual exchange of cake.
The footage starts by showing a woman lifting the bride’s face veil before the groom feeds her a piece of cake.
But on returning the cake, the bride playfully pulls the piece of cake away from his mouth at the very last second.
Angry by being teased by his new wife, the husband slaps the unnamed woman with such force that she stumbles backwards on to a seat behind her.
She is shown holding her face in embarrassment after the incident as shocked guests watch on.
Social media users blasted the unnamed man’s behaviour, with one saying: ‘That guy needs to be taught a lesson in human rights and the woman needs to file for an annulment, ASAP!’
Another added: ‘I hope she never went through with the wedding.’
Although it is not clear where the video was recorded, social media users speculated that it was captured in a Central Asian country.
Shockingly, this is not the first time a video of a groom attacking his wife during the wedding ceremony has emerged.
A previous video showing a violent groom slapping his new wife’s hand away as she tried to feed him a cake during the ceremony was posted three years ago.
That video, which social media users claimed was recorded in the Middle East, is said to have been recorded just 15 minutes after the couple said ‘I do’.
While a third clip in 2015 showed a bride offering a fork full of cake to her husband before withdrawing it from his mouth at the last moment.
The bride laughed innocently as she performed the prank, but was left stunned when her newlywed husband kicked out and slammed the food offering to the floor.