Princess Diana At 50 Photo: Done In Bad Taste?

   By drodriguez  Jun 29, 2011

Princess Diana will always be remembered as a graceful young woman who captured the attention of all, but one magazine has given us all a glimpse of the Princess as we’ve never seen her before. We’ve all heard of magazines doctoring photos to make celebrities look younger, but in Princess Diana’s case Newsweek has transformed her into a 50-year-old woman.

The magazine’s cover depicts a doctored photograph of the late princess, showing how she might have looked today, out on the town with new daughter-in-law Kate Middleton.

A recent report from People discusses whether the story, which hits newsstands this Friday, is in good taste or not. Newsweek editor-in-chief, Tina Brown, writes the corresponding story which predicts what type of life Princess Diana would have now had she not passed 14 years ago. Brown thinks Diana would now be living in New York City, regularly using Botox to keep her youthful appearance, and would have a large Twitter following.

Author Monica Ali is also asking the “what-if” questions in her latest book, “Untold Story” which tells a story of Princess Diana surviving the car-crash and faking her own death.

Tell us what you think of the Newsweek’s 50-year-old version of Princess Diana.

Is it tasteful or disrespectful?

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zipsue1 by zipsue1 | Saint Peters, MO
Jul 08, 2011

I was extremely sad to see the lack of respect to Princess Diana's sons & to her memory.

pixelpusher by pixelpusher | CINCINNATI, OH
Jun 30, 2011

Very unworthy of Newsweek magazine. Hurtful and distasteful.

jlanaux by jlanaux | Columbus, GA
Jun 30, 2011

Bad form!!!! And Newsweek used to be a pretty good magazine.

Pansey by Pansey | New Johnsonville, TN
Jun 30, 2011

Leave the poor woman alone. Give her back her dignity.

tartan94 by tartan94 | Maplewood, NJ
Jun 29, 2011

This is a gross misuse of "reporting", which requires some level of responsibility to humanity, and which seems to have been forgotten here. I hope many cancel their subscriptions and stop buying at the newsstands. The editor should be ashamed.

ajhenloc by ajhenloc | Philadelphia, PA
Jun 29, 2011

definitely a non-reporter report. stupid idea. what do we think Benjamin Franklin would look like today?

marip1 by marip1 | RACINE, WI
Jun 29, 2011

I agree with everyone. What a horrible thing to do.

mallstatter by mallstatter | liberty, IN
Jun 29, 2011

Very sad that they had to stoop to that level.. They should just them all alone..

klokopville by klokopville | Placerville, CA
Jun 29, 2011

This isn't news, it's just speculation and bad taste as well. I have a headline: 'Tina Brown in one week'; The story about an editor in chief who prints a retraction and issues a formal apology to the Royal Family. .

crazylena by crazylena | New Prague, MN
Jun 29, 2011

Very poor taste! There's not much else that needs to be said.

Tmcantwell by Tmcantwell | NEW YORK, NY
Jun 29, 2011

I agree.

madbeach123 by madbeach123 | LARGO, FL
Jun 29, 2011

I just received my copy of Newsweek in the mail, and it was sickening to see. They had Catherine "looking" at the faked 50 year old Diana. It made me ill. Couldn't they have shown Catherine and William on their vacation in Canada or something more uplifting than pretending Diana was still alive..........and by the way, I doubt if Diana would have looked as the picture portrayed her.

MadHatter by MadHatter | Whitestone , NY
Jun 29, 2011

this is actually distasteful. assuming that she would use botox to keep her youthful appearance? seriously? The woman ages gracefully! why would they think she needs to do that? digging this up and throwing it in a big pot of feces to stir around isn't right at all. They should leave her alone and allow her to be remembered as a great woman. not some vain one! this is just wrong.

pursegal by pursegal | WICHITA, KS
Jun 29, 2011

This is in bad taste. I can't believe Newsweek would publish something like this. A tabloid maybe but Newsweek. . .

Brandywww by Brandywww | FAYETTEVILLE, AR
Jun 29, 2011

BAD Newsweek BAD! Leave Princess Diana alone, you all hounded her when she was alive, let her rest in peace!!!