RG3 wedding gifts: Robert Griffin III responds to wedding registry criticism

A copy of Robert Griffin III's wedding registry leaked out late last week, and as a result, thousands of fans showered him with gifts from Bed, Bath and Beyond.

Naturally, the overwhelming response has its supporters and detractors. What's RGIII have to say about it, though?


The Redskins' second-year quarterback posted that acronym, which stands for "shaking my head," to Twitter Sunday in response to those who have critiqued him for accepting box after box of items in celebration of his upcoming wedding.

Thank you to the Fans who are helping buy ALL the items from our wedding registry at Bed Bath & Beyond …

— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) May 19, 2013

Griffin is set to marry his fiancée, Rebecca Liddicoat, on July 6.

I didn't ask the fans to buy me anything. They found it on their own and decided to get what they could. SMH at all these Debbie downers

— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) May 19, 2013

With their wedding less than six weeks away, Griffin and Liddicoat registered at Bed, Bath & Beyond for things that every couple needs to start a life together, including a waffle maker, a glass pitcher and a hand mixer.

In the case of Redskins fan Keith Elgin, a welcome mat caught his fancy. So, he bought it for the couple, and he's not apologizing for it.

"I just first thought...that's funny, I wonder what he registered for," Elgin said. "As I was going through it I thought (my wife and I) could get him a gift, and that would be pretty funny and something nice."

The whole situation is unique, and D.C.-based etiquette expert Alexandra Kovach says that while it's unusual for strangers to buy wedding gifts for someone they don't know, simply returning the items may not be the solution.

"From an etiquette standpoint, it's a questionable recommendation because if someone gives you a gift, it's probably not good etiquette to return it," she said.

ABC7's Justin Karp contributed to this report.