YouTube Wedding Stars Fight Domestic Violence

By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 31, 2009 3:30 PM CDT

(Newser) – The Minnesota couple whose exuberant wedding procession went viral, generating millions of YouTube hits, are using their powers for good. Having brought priceless publicity to the song Forever, by domestic batterer Chris Brown, Jill Peterson and Kevin Heinz are encouraging fans to support domestic-violence prevention.

"Due to the circumstances surrounding the song in our wedding video, we have chosen the Sheila Wellstone Institute," the newlyweds write on their website. "Our experience since we posted the video has been incredible," they add. "We would never have expected this response to our wedding entrance in a million years."
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