'Diana at 50' cover of Newsweek


Have you all seen the cover of Newsweek? The 'Diana at 50' cover shows a picture of what Princess Diana would look like today, inserted into a photo so she appears to be walking with Kate Middelton, her would-be daughter-in-law. Inside is a story by Tina Brown which conjectures what Diana's life would be like today, had she not been killed. This Friday would've been Princess Diana's 50th birthday.

What do you think of the cover? A poll by the LA Times, currently has almost half of respondents calling it "Horribly" offensive.

Are you going to read the story?
Jun 28, 2011 @ 09:07 am

5 Replies

Ali de Bold


That makes me sad. It's certainly controversial. Imagine how her sons would feel seeing that cover.
Jun 28, 2011 @ 09:10 am

That is so sad

Wow seeing that picture makes me feel so sad because now I'm starting to picture how it's like if she's still alive. I do think that the cover is really inappropriate and hurtful to her sons.
Jun 28, 2011 @ 09:15 am

Insensitive...But it's intriguing...

I can see how both sides would argue, and I do agree with Ali in the sense that it is super controversial. I'm guessing that Newsweek created that article in tribute to Diana, rather than attempting to offend people. If that were the case, all I can do is shake my head in disappointment, and say "try again..."

I loved Princess Di though, she's such a sweet person!
Jun 28, 2011 @ 09:41 am

Toooo creepy

This photo just weirds me out a bit. More than anything it just gives me goosebumps. It reminds me of a wax figure, just weird. It is sad to see what anyone would have looked like had they lived, I think for most people who worshiped Diana, this is especially sad. I think they crossed a bit of a boundry here. Some things are better left to be imagined by those who loved and knew them. Case in point.
Jun 28, 2011 @ 10:02 am


That's just very insensitive and quite sad!! Imagine how the sons must feel to see an image of "what could have been"?
Jun 28, 2011 @ 03:19 pm

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