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Princess Di Turns Over in Her Grave

Article first published as Princess Di Turns Over in Her Grave on Blogcritics.

It sounds like a parody: A Newsweek cover with a 50-year-old Princess Diana walking alongside Kate Middleton. Surely, this can’t be a real cover, since no one could disrespect a Princess, a mother, and a wife who has passed away by Photoshopping what she would look like if she were alive today.

It turns out, Tina Brown can.

And she has.

There’s an accompanying story to boot, predicting what Princess Di would be like at 50, including what her Facebook wall would look like. Here’s a spoiler: She would be friends with Camilla, and Charles would show his approval with a “Like.”

Surely this can’t be the way we honor people’s memories. It’s disgusting, unacceptable, and downright rude.

I’m sure this is exactly what William and Harry wanted to see on their mother’s birthday.

Let’s hope that there’s a chance the princes can be guarded from this, though I’m not sure if there is in an age when even the Pope is tweeting.

Comments on this entry are closed.

  • Anonymous June 28, 2011, 11:08 pm

    Saw this today too- I think the photos and mock-ups are a little distasteful. A story by itself would be ok.

  • Becky Olsen June 29, 2011, 1:09 am

    Wrong. Just WRONG. 

  • LA Cochran June 29, 2011, 10:24 am

    I agree.  Ubertacky.  

  • Kelly Hoffman June 29, 2011, 2:23 pm

    Ugh, I’m glad I’m not the only person who found it horrifying. 

  • Kelly Hoffman June 29, 2011, 2:23 pm

    Ugh, I’m glad I’m not the only person who found it horrifying. 

  • Heather June 29, 2011, 2:50 pm

    This is just WRONG! WRONG WRONG WRONG!

  • Diana Antholis June 30, 2011, 4:18 am

    GOOD GOD I’m going to vomit.

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