Jerry Casale, Gerald Casale

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Devo bassist and singer, Jerry Casale, married his fiancé, Krista Napp, on Sept. 11, celebrating with friends, family and a cake shaped out of the Twin Towers with their faces on it.

Yes, you read that right.

TMZ reported that Casale threw a 9/11-themed wedding—complete with box cutters as party favors—on the 14th anniversary of the day that took 2,977 lives.
After people became outraged over the publication's photos from the party, the musician took to Twitter to apologize for insulting anyone and claim that he was set up.

"Deep apologies for all offended," he wrote. "There is a real explanation and its not what you think. Surprise cake and pix to TMZ was a set up. TBC..."

Meanwhile, he also told Billboard that he had absolutely no knowledge of the surprise reception, the cake or the party favors.

Casale explained that he and Napp had decided to get married on Sept. 11 because the Beverly Hills courthouse is only open on Fridays, and that was the last Friday available before their marriage application expired.

When someone questioned their decision to get married on the tragic anniversary, Casale said that he and Napp represent "the Twin Towers of love."

A friend who heard his explanation for marrying on the date said he would take care of the controversial cake and party favors for the reception of about 20 people.

"He thought it was some sort of transgressive sick humor, and the problem is, it's not funny," Casale said of the friend.

After coming home from his honeymoon in Joshua Tree, Calif., over the weekend, Casale found out someone had leaked the photos.

"Who would have thought that somebody goes and sells shots to TMZ?" he asked.

Casale says he's "surprised at the attention" his reception is receiving, given all the other issues in the world right now and says it's completely "ruined our wedding."

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