The Irwin Family Respond to Fans’ Fury Over Bindi’s TV Wedding Special

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Australian fans have been left furious as their country will be the last to watch the televised wedding of Bindi Irwin and they have not been holding back their angry opinions.

Keep scrolling to see what the Irwins have had to say to their fans about this decision…

The Irwin family owns Australia Zoo, which spans nearly 1000 acres and employs over four-hundred staff. But the park has humble beginnings and was originally born from the tiny wildlife park that Steve’s family moved to when he was just a child.

And as a little girl, she would regularly feature on his documentaries.

At just eight-years-old, Bindi read out a eulogy during her dad’s memorial service.  

The Irwin family has kept Steve’s legacy alive through their important work at Australia Zoo.

The pair met when Chandler, who’s now twenty-two, was visiting the zoo while in Australia for a professional wakeboarding competition from America.

The childhood sweethearts are quite literally a match made in heaven. Chandler exhibits the same passion for animals as the Irwin’s, working with Bindi and her family at Australia Zoo in Queensland.

Chandler is clearly heavily involved with the family’s conservation work, as Bindi has shared countless images of herself with Powell at the zoo.

She announced to her fans that they were engaged.

Bindi was reportedly celebrating her birthday surrounded by friends and family when Chandler popped the question.

Announcing the exciting news, Bindi wrote on her Instagram, “July 24th, 2019… On my birthday I said ‘yes’ and ‘forever’ to the love of my life. Chandler, close to 6 years ago I fell in love with you and every day since has been a whirlwind of adventure and true happiness. I’m so looking forward to spending our forever together as your wife. Here’s to a lifetime of friendship, purpose and unconditional love. — Now let’s get married already!”

“She said YES! Almost 6 years ago we met at Australia Zoo. I immediately fell head over heels for her kind and thoughtful heart that radiates so much light. Proposing in her very favorite place in the zoo, surrounded by animals, seemed like the perfect way to embark on this incredible new chapter in our lives. Bee, I love you more than anything in this world and I always will. Happy Birthday,” he wrote.  

The sixteen-year-old gave some brotherly love to his sister, writing that the couple are “true soulmates” and have “always been so completely perfect for each other.”

But he was definitely there in spirit, and would have been so proud.    

And last month, the happy day finally arrived.

On the 25th of March 2020, Bindi and Chandler finally said their “I do’s” and became husband and wife.

And last-minute changes were made due to the ongoing pandemic. Bindi wrote, “We held a small ceremony and I married my best friend. There are no words to describe the amount of love and light in my heart right now. We’ve planned this beautiful day for nearly a year and had to change everything, as we didn’t have guests at our wedding. This was a very difficult decision but important to keep everyone safe. We wish all of our friends and family could have been there with us, however, it’s lovely that we will be able to share photos and videos.”

“We wish all of our friends and family could have been there with us, however, it’s lovely that we will be able to share photos and videos. Right now we’re encouraging the world to hold onto hope and love, which will carry us forward during this profound time in history. Today we celebrated life and reveled in every beautiful moment we shared together in our Australia Zoo gardens. Mum helped me get ready, Robert walked me down the aisle, Chandler became my husband and together we lit a candle in Dad’s memory,” she explained.

And Bindi recently spoke fondly of the day and how she honored her late dad.

Speaking to PEOPLE, Bindi said: “Where we got married was such a special place to dad. It’s a beautiful little area where he had filmed for many years. It felt really wonderful and just meant to be.”

“We had dad’s picture with his dog Sui blown up on an easel,” she explained, “So mom and Robert were standing right next to dad as we exchanged vows. We had a candle-lighting ceremony for him, and it really felt like he was there with us. It was a lovely moment of peace and happiness.”

Bindi’s bouquet that she carried down the aisle was finished with a khaki bow, which was Steve’s signature color. “Most brides have something blue; I had my khaki,” she said.

And have only shared a handful of photos from the ceremony… Which are stunning, by the way.

Their wedding had actually been filmed, and was going to feature in a special episode of Crikey! It’s the Irwins. It sounds too good to be true, right?

Well, many of their Australian fans aren’t happy.

Because, despite their ceremony being filmed in Australia, and the Irwin’s being Australian National treasures, the Oceania country will be the last to air the episode.

And other countries such as the United Kingdom, Taiwan, and South Korea will all get to watch the wedding before Australia does.

Surely Australians should have the right to see their wedding before the rest of the world?

The online backlash has been endless.

It isn’t exactly what a newlywed couple needs, is it?

Chandler wrote: “Hi guys! Thank you to everyone who tuned in. Programming is out of our control as Animal Planet decides when to air the show. We will keep you posted as we find out more air dates!”

Bindi’s mom, Terri, weighed in on the situation herself, and promised to enquire about the Australian dates. “We don’t have an answer for that, as @AnimalPlanet is in charge of working through the scheduling for more than 200 countries and territories around the world. We would love to see the wedding special on earlier in Australia. We’ll pose the question and let you know!”  

And gave a personalized message to each person depending on their country.

We can’t wait to see the footage from Bindi and Chandler’s wedding.

And for those of you still complaining… Give the young couple a break! For more on the much-loved Irwin family, keep scrolling to see how Robert is spending his quarantine time…