Controversial Instagram couple now being slammed for yearlong vow of silence announcement

An Instagram couple who drew outrage earlier this year by setting up a GoFundMe asking strangers to donate to their “celebration of life” adventure through Africa, is once again being ridiculed on social media for their latest gimmick — a yearlong vow of silence.

Catalin Onc and Elena Engelhardt of the Another Beautiful Day Instagram account posted a photo over the weekend announcing the plan, saying, “at some stage in the near future, possibly next year[,] we will go into silence.”

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The couple, who go by the nicknames Cat and Eli, said the decision was made in order to help “work on the way we communicate.”

“We want to work on the way we communicate, so what better than then to simply listen and pay attention to all. Communication is so much more than just our voice, which we use so carelessly,” Onc wrote in the


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