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CondiLicious
Jul 14th, 2006, 02:47 PM
The decision to publish the 'last photo' of Diana, Princess of Wales, in a magazine has been defended by its editor, as the British public expressed its outrage.

The photo shows the Princess being given oxygen in her wrecked Mercedes at the crash site in Paris in August 1997.

Its publication in Italian weekly magazine Chi has provoked anger but editor Umberto Brindani said it was "touching" and "tender", not offensive.

But the move has been criticised as "heartless", with one royalist saying he was "sickened" by the thought of the photo and a member of a group dedicated to preserving Diana's memory saying those involved in taking and publishing the photo were "scum".


Harrods chairman Mohamed al Fayed, whose son Dodi also died in the car crash in Paris, said he was "sad and angry" that the Milan-based magazine had printed the image.

He said: "This heartless pursuit of money brings shame on those responsible for producing such a vile publication.

"It makes me sad and angry that a magazine would reproduce an image of the Princess as she clung desperately to life.

"The editor and the author, who probably have families of their own, have no thought for the feelings of those who loved the Princess, first and foremost her sons, the Princes William and Harry."

But when asked if Princes William and Harry might find the photo offensive Mr Brindani said: "On the contrary I think they are the two people above all who want to know the truth."

He added: "She is not dead in the picture but looks as if she is a sleeping Princess."


It's a photo of her on the verge of death and it's "touching" and "tender"???? :retard: :retard:

I've seen a similar pic (although I didn't want to) because it isn't the first time a photo of her dying has been published or made its way online (or TV) but I can't see the logic in making it available for people to see anyway. It's the distasteful and disrespectful. People are weird.

MistyGrey
Jul 14th, 2006, 02:56 PM
:sad:

Spunky83
Jul 14th, 2006, 03:03 PM
That´s the media...I work part-time for a news shows for a "sophisticated" German channel and sometimes there are comments which really make me think about if the journalists are still able to see the tragedy in accidents/murders or if they just see the story behind it.

They would just turn the whole thing around and claim the story is for the viewers as they have a right to see everything. A colleague of mine had to sit a few hours next to a highway on a cold, frosty morning in case there´s an accident. It´s definetly not a job with high standarts of morals.

(•_•)
Jul 14th, 2006, 03:11 PM
That´s the media...I work part-time for a news shows for a "sophisticated" German channel and sometimes there are comments which really make me think about if the journalists are still able to see the tragedy in accidents/murders or if they just see the story behind it.

They would just turn the whole thing around and claim the story is for the viewers as they have a right to see everything. A colleague of mine had to sit a few hours next to a highway on a cold, frosty morning in case there´s an accident. It´s definetly not a job with high standarts of morals.
Which one? :angel:

CondiLicious
Jul 14th, 2006, 03:17 PM
there are comments which really make me think about if the journalists are still able to see the tragedy in accidents/murders or if they just see the story behind it.

Most aren't. So many are ruthless fuckers that just want to be the first to a story and they don't give a shit if they are being offensive in the process.

CanadianBoy21
Jul 14th, 2006, 03:58 PM
Which one? :angel:


maybe RTL :lol:

Kart
Jul 14th, 2006, 03:58 PM
It's disturbing what level some people will sink to just to sell a few magazines.

Nicjac
Jul 14th, 2006, 04:11 PM
Well, I got several journalists in my family and now I am offended by comments in this thread. :rolleyes: ;)

Don't flush a whole profession down the toilet just because of some tabloids decision to fulfill the need for sensations in humans. If it wouldn't sell, they wouldn't print it.

Still, it is amazing how long it took and how much her death was treated with dignity and respect. On the other hand, the pictures probably sell for a lot of money on the black market every day.

(•_•)
Jul 14th, 2006, 04:34 PM
maybe RTL :lol:
I wouldn't call RTL sophisticated :p

CondiLicious
Jul 15th, 2006, 12:02 AM
Well, I got several journalists in my family and now I am offended by comments in this thread. :rolleyes: ;)

Don't flush a whole profession down the toilet just because of some tabloids decision to fulfill the need for sensations in humans.

I was basing my last post on people (journalists) that I actually know or know of... not the people who made the decision to post the Diana pics.

Talula
Jul 15th, 2006, 12:05 AM
It's disgusting and outrageous - I have bought evey foreign magazine and newspaper in Selfridges today and not one has that pic. £68 down the drain. It's a total con just to get innocent people to buy magazines and newspapers.

*JR*
Jul 15th, 2006, 12:32 AM
It's disgusting and outrageous - I have bought evey foreign magazine and newspaper in Selfridges today and not one has that pic. £68 down the drain. It's a total con just to get innocent people to buy magazines and newspapers.
Is that not hypocritical? :confused: (Buying the mags for this voyerism, and then bitching that you got ripped off in the process).

CondiLicious
Jul 15th, 2006, 12:39 AM
Is that not hypocritical? :confused: (Buying the mags for this voyerism, and then bitching that you got ripped off in the process).

I think it was a joke.

Talula
Jul 15th, 2006, 01:51 AM
Is that not hypocritical? :confused: (Buying the mags for this voyerism, and then bitching that you got ripped off in the process).
No, it's not hypocritical of me. I was disgusted and really peed off - I bought all those mags, and not ONE pic!

Talula
Jul 15th, 2006, 01:52 AM
I think it was a joke.
;)

CondiLicious
Jul 15th, 2006, 01:54 AM
you should ask for a refund.

tennisbuddy12
Jul 15th, 2006, 06:39 AM
go to wikipedia type in chi and click on chi (magazine)...at the bottom it has external links..theres a link to the pic....its not gruesome or anything...u can barely see it

Brooklyn90
Jul 15th, 2006, 06:43 AM
go to wikipedia type in chi and click on chi (magazine)...at the bottom it has external links..theres a link to the pic....its not gruesome or anything...u can barely see it
yeah i saw it as well, it looks like she's just sleeping, but it's still sad

*JR*
Jul 15th, 2006, 09:27 PM
Having seen the Zapruder film of JFK's assassination probably a hundred times ova the years, I doubt that this pic would shock me. But I'm not interested in it because IMO the significance of British "royalty" is zero. (Her "Majesty" Queen Elizabeth is simply a very rich welfare recipient, like the rest of her largely dysfunctional family). "Lady" Diana Spencer had second thoughts after whoring her way into it? Too bad for her, though @ least she was doing some good things like the AIDS trust and landmine campaigns B4 she died.
:shrug:

tennislover
Jul 15th, 2006, 09:30 PM
yeah i saw it as well, it looks like she's just sleeping, but it's still sad


ditto

CrossCourt~Rally
Jul 15th, 2006, 09:46 PM
Its horrible to make a photo like that public... :o But since its already out there...lets see it :tape: ... :angel:

Scotso
Jul 15th, 2006, 09:53 PM
yes, post it.

rebel_ffighter
Jul 15th, 2006, 10:03 PM
it isnt such a shocking picture but too bad magazines take advantage of it

tennislover
Jul 15th, 2006, 10:06 PM
it isnt such a shocking picture but too bad magazines take advantage of it

true

Chi is a gossip magazine...... :rolleyes:

tennisbuddy12
Jul 16th, 2006, 12:05 AM
http://kierenmccarthy.co.uk/pics/diana-chi.jpg

Brooklyn90
Jul 16th, 2006, 12:16 AM
http://kierenmccarthy.co.uk/pics/diana-chi.jpg
:sad: :sad:

*JR*
Jul 16th, 2006, 12:57 AM
FWIW, she didn't have to die. If they'd just rushed her to an ER like they would with anyone else, which is all the fuck she was when you come down to it, "HRH" would almost certainly have survived. She bled to death while the police, paramedics, etc. were arguing about who had jurisdiction, blah blah blah. (I don't remember if the fotogs were blocking the way, because the death of someone who was only "famous for being famous" wasn't worth focusing on that much). But their chasing her (and all kinds of other celebrities) everywhere they go is a sad commentary on society in general.
:shrug:

Ryan
Jul 16th, 2006, 01:13 AM
FWIW, she didn't have to die. If they'd just rushed her to an ER like they would with anyone else, which is all the fuck she was when you come down to it, "HRH" would almost certainly have survived. She bled to death while the police, paramedics, etc. were arguing about who had jurisdiction, blah blah blah. (I don't remember if the fotogs were blocking the way, because the death of someone who was only "famous for being famous" wasn't worth focusing on that much). But their chasing her (and all kinds of other celebrities) everywhere they go is a sad commentary on society in general.
:shrug:


I agree. I remember watching it on TV, as her condition kept getting more severe etc. It's a shame that someone who was such a positive person and used their 'celebrity' for good had to die over petty bickering.

Andrew..
Jul 16th, 2006, 02:11 AM
I agree. I remember watching it on TV, as her condition kept getting more severe etc. It's a shame that someone who was such a positive person and used their 'celebrity' for good had to die over petty bickering.
Yep, I clearly remember that night and watching CNN report on it. It went from, serious condition, to very serious condition, to gravely injured, to dead.

Shame. A case where celebrity really did kill.

Jakeev
Jul 16th, 2006, 11:24 AM
FWIW, she didn't have to die. If they'd just rushed her to an ER like they would with anyone else, which is all the fuck she was when you come down to it, "HRH" would almost certainly have survived. She bled to death while the police, paramedics, etc. were arguing about who had jurisdiction, blah blah blah. (I don't remember if the fotogs were blocking the way, because the death of someone who was only "famous for being famous" wasn't worth focusing on that much). But their chasing her (and all kinds of other celebrities) everywhere they go is a sad commentary on society in general.
:shrug:

Than that is involuntary manslaughter if that is the case........very sickening to even think about.

NFFC_FAN
Jul 16th, 2006, 12:10 PM
FWIW, she didn't have to die. If they'd just rushed her to an ER like they would with anyone else, which is all the fuck she was when you come down to it, "HRH" would almost certainly have survived. She bled to death while the police, paramedics, etc. were arguing about who had jurisdiction, blah blah blah. (I don't remember if the fotogs were blocking the way, because the death of someone who was only "famous for being famous" wasn't worth focusing on that much). But their chasing her (and all kinds of other celebrities) everywhere they go is a sad commentary on society in general.
:shrug:

Wearing a seat belt might have helped her too.

Steffica Greles
Jul 16th, 2006, 12:24 PM
It's disgusting and outrageous - I have bought evey foreign magazine and newspaper in Selfridges today and not one has that pic. £68 down the drain. It's a total con just to get innocent people to buy magazines and newspapers.

Wicked humour :lol:

Talula
Jul 16th, 2006, 12:25 PM
Wearing a seat belt might have helped her too.
Yes. If she had worn a seatbelt she would have survived. But for me it's not the same without her. Despite all her troubles she made a difference in the world. The good die young. :sad:

Talula
Jul 16th, 2006, 12:30 PM
Wicked humour :lol:
If these pics had been published in the UK press, millions would have enjoyed saying outrageous it was. While buying the newspapers at the same time. Personally, I think they SHOULD be published. If it was anyone else they would have been. In America there are a couple of books called Hollywood Babylon with printed photos of various movie stars in thier decline. Andy Warhol's photos of car crashes make the public galleries in London. Every day there are photos of the murdered in newspapers. The photos of the poor souls jumping from the twin Towers on 9/11 made the front pages of every magazine/paper. It's the hypocrisy of these being photos of Princess Diana I can't stand. And I speak as someone who loved Princess Diana and miss her so much.

I wonder if the same hypocrisy would be about if Camilla the Cow was knocked down crossing a street?

*Jool*
Jul 16th, 2006, 12:50 PM
pathetic media :retard:

Steffica Greles
Jul 16th, 2006, 01:12 PM
If these pics had been published in the UK press, millions would have enjoyed saying outrageous it was. While buying the newspapers at the same time. Personally, I think they SHOULD be published. If it was anyone else they would have been. In America there are a couple of books called Hollywood Babylon with printed photos of various movie stars in thier decline. Andy Warhol's photos of car crashes make the public galleries in London. Every day there are photos of the murdered in newspapers. The photos of the poor souls jumping from the twin Towers on 9/11 made the front pages of every magazine/paper. It's the hypocrisy of these being photos of Princess Diana I can't stand. And I speak as someone who loved Princess Diana and miss her so much.

I wonder if the same hypocrisy would be about if Camilla the Cow was knocked down crossing a street?

Yeah I agree.

I mean, it would be a shame for William and Harry to see their mother dying on the front of one of the tabloids she loathed, so I can hardly say it's desirable to see the picture, but why should Diana be treated any differently from the rest?

Of course, the real answer is because millions mourned the death of Diana and therefore the papers have to be careful not to jarr with their sensibilities. They can even generate anger among to the public to sell papers. So in effect the British tabloids are using the pictures to make headlines without actually showing them. It's nothing to do with what is moral or upstanding.

tennislover
Jul 16th, 2006, 01:53 PM
FWIW, she didn't have to die. If they'd just rushed her to an ER like they would with anyone else, which is all the fuck she was when you come down to it, "HRH" would almost certainly have survived. She bled to death while the police, paramedics, etc. were arguing about who had jurisdiction, blah blah blah. (I don't remember if the fotogs were blocking the way, because the death of someone who was only "famous for being famous" wasn't worth focusing on that much). But their chasing her (and all kinds of other celebrities) everywhere they go is a sad commentary on society in general.
:shrug:

Indeed


It took one hour and 40 minutes before she got the hospital

:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Kart
Jul 16th, 2006, 02:02 PM
Personally, I think they SHOULD be published. If it was anyone else they would have been.

Is that not the actual problem?

fifiricci
Jul 16th, 2006, 03:31 PM
Yeah I agree.

I mean, it would be a shame for William and Harry to see their mother dying on the front of one of the tabloids she loathed, so I can hardly say it's desirable to see the picture, but why should Diana be treated any differently from the rest?

.

That's fine, just don't whine to anyone if at some point in the future a picture of one of your dying parents' is splattered all over the media. Surely the main point in all of this is the lack of consideration that is shown for the families of the victims? It should be about common decency, but the media isn't decent enough to worry about that side of the story. All this childish natter about "why should they get away with it because they're royalty" misses the most important point - consideration for the feelings of others (whoever they are :rolleyes: ).

mand
Jul 16th, 2006, 04:01 PM
Shame on those tabloids :sad:

It took one hour and 40 minutes before she got the hospital

:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

If you were a little better informed, you would know that the ambulance (which was a fully equipped ambulance, permetting to medically assist exactly in the same way as in an actual hospital) COULD NOT drive any faster, due to her condition.

You think they were driving slowly to make her die on purpose or something ? :confused: