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Newsweek Princess Di cover
« on: June 28, 2011, 10:05:23 PM »
Has anyone seen the Newsweek cover:
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/wire/la-et-mog-newsweek-cover-diana,0,4590218.story

I understand wanting to be provocative and edgy, but wow  :o. I find it really distasteful and sad for her family. Is this as bad as I think it is or am I overreacting?



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Re: Newsweek Princess Di cover
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2011, 10:06:44 PM »
As do I.  I wish the sensationalist media would let her rest in peace. 

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« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2011, 10:11:19 PM »
Whoa.  That is just.... Creepy.
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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2011, 10:13:23 PM »
Reprehensible.  If I had a subscription to Newsweek I would cancel it and let them know why.

She is not "at 50".  I'll admit that I was never a big fan of Diana's - but she deserves to be let alone.

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« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2011, 10:27:31 PM »
That just makes me sad.  If it's not bad enough that the media cannot seem to just leave her alone this story must be really upsetting for her family - who the heck needs to wonder, "what if?"?

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Re: Newsweek Princess Di cover
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2011, 10:34:14 PM »
I just have one question for the editor: what were you thinking?

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« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2011, 11:38:56 PM »
That is horrible. Can't they just let the woman rest in peace? Not to mention her family and friends...

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Re: Newsweek Princess Di cover
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2011, 08:27:28 AM »
During the wedding hoopla, I found myself wishing Diana were there and wondering what she would look like, how she would act, etc, so I understand the impulse. However, I kept those thoughts IN MY HEAD. That cover is seriously off and kinda creepy.
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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2011, 09:13:17 AM »
I agree - totally creepy. 

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« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2011, 09:14:31 AM »
Reprehensible.  If I had a subscription to Newsweek I would cancel it and let them know why.

She is not "at 50".  I'll admit that I was never a big fan of Diana's - but she deserves to be let alone.

ITA with this, down to not being a fan of her when she was alive. But her children are very much alive and don't need to see a creepy photo-shop of their deceased mother. Tasteless and really quite unnecessary.

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« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2011, 09:17:13 AM »
I just have one question for the editor: what were you thinking?

This will sell!  We have to stay in business, people will like it!

I was never a big Diana fan either, but leave her alone.

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« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2011, 09:18:00 AM »
Things can just go too far... and they have.  :-\

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Re: Newsweek Princess Di cover
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2011, 09:39:05 AM »


It's horrible. I wonder what William and Harry have to say about it.
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Re: Newsweek Princess Di cover
« Reply #13 on: June 29, 2011, 09:48:51 AM »
During the wedding hoopla, I found myself wishing Diana were there and wondering what she would look like, how she would act, etc, so I understand the impulse. However, I kept those thoughts IN MY HEAD. That cover is seriously off and kinda creepy.

Ditto.

Most of the public response I've seen to it has been highly unfavorable.
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Re: Newsweek Princess Di cover
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2011, 09:58:59 AM »
This is really tasteless and creepy!

The people who wrote and published the story seem to forget that this was a real person, with real family and real friends. Her son must have missed his mother at his wedding, no need to rub it in!