Groom violently hits bride during wedding ceremony: 'HORRIBLE'

·News Reporter
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WARNING - CONFRONTING CONTENT: A shocking video has emerged showing a groom violently striking his bride in the head after reportedly losing in a game at their wedding ceremony in Uzbekistan.

The viral footage shows the newlyweds standing on a podium in front of friends and family as the guests cheer on the bride, who'd just taken out the win, a Tweet on the weekend read.

Taking out his loss on his new wife, the angry groom lashes out in front of horrified guests — although no one else steps in.

Groom hitting bride on stage in Uzbekistan
The groom lashed out at his wife at their wedding in front of shocked guests. Source: Twitter/@l_seiitbek

He raises his left hand and hammers down on the side of his bride's head with force, causing her to stumble and drop her head in pain.

She's eventually helped off the stage by two women.

"[The] groom hit the bride right at the wedding in front of guests, relatives, families from both sides. No one stopped him, no one [tried] to defend her," lawyer and human rights advocate Leila Nazgul Seiitbek said, sharing the disturbing footage on Twitter.

In the 30-second clip, guests were cheering on the newlyweds from the central Asian nation, but they quickly fell silent following the savage act.

Standing next to the groom was another man who appeared to smirk while witnessing the brutal blow, something Twitter users called him out for.

"Check out best friend grinning after the punch," the original poster wrote.

"People see violence against women and girls as an unfortunate, awkward, but integral part of customs, tradition, culture."

Others spoke out against the "horrible" act with many urging the woman to leave before it happens again.

"This is terrible and horrible," one person wrote on Twitter.

"I hope she has the sense to leave his sorry a** because it just gets worse from here," said another.

Another said the footage left them "traumatised".

Groom and bride on stage in Uzbekistan
The bride eventually stumbled off stage with the help of two other women. Source: Twitter/@l_seiitbek

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