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Princess Diana At 50 Photo: Done In Bad Taste?

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Princess Diana At 50 Photo:  Done In Bad Taste?
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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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  • jemappel By jemappel

    I think this is absolutely vile. Poor Diana was hounded her whole adult life and now TIna Brown is hounding her in death. What gives Tina Brown the right to suggest what Diana might be doing if she were alive? That "Untold Story" book sounds like trash also, and it's nauseating that the author will probably make tons of money by exploiting Diana's memory. She should donate all book proceeds to the charities that DIana cared about.

  • Tmcantwell By Tmcantwell

    I agree that this was totally done in bad taste!

  • seeseebear By seeseebear

    I think its very horrible, I agree with above, who are they to say what she would look like or even be doing now, I think its sad that they would go this far just to get someone to read thier paper.

  • didama By didama

    I can't believe a publication like Newsweek would do this...but, its accomplished one objective- we are talking about it!

  • lnreed By lnreed

    I'm only surprised at the source being Newsweek. The whole idea reeks of the gossip rags such as the Sun, Enquirer, etc. Tasteless for sure!

  • gettinrevvin By gettinrevvin

    Totally tasteless. So much for finally resting in peace. I totally agree w/ Inreed; it reeks of the gossip rags. Boo Newsweek, for stooping this low.

  • Jackie9641 By Jackie9641

    Oh, that's got to rip out her son's hearts. That's too bad.

  • SoCalSavvyMom By SoCalSavvyMom

    I opened the mailbox yesterday and was shocked to see the cover of Newsweek~! I actually had to do a double take, it really was and is disturbing! I haven't even opened the magazine yet and usually I love to dive into my Newsweek.

  • huskers2009 By huskers2009

    the royal family should sue news week

  • Brandywww By Brandywww

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

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