A floral tribute to the 20th anniversary of Lady Diana's death is mercilessly mocked, and with good reason!
20 years after her death, Lady Diana was celebrated throughout the country
We're talking of course of the United Kingdom, where her memory is still deep in people's collective unconcious, and isn't going to be replaced any time soon. People wept openly in the streets when they heard the news, and many tributes have been paid over the years since that fateful night in Paris, but none as amazingly bad as this one.
Tributes are nice, but that's no reason to bypass creativity and good taste
In Chesterfield (UK), a floral memorial has been displayed on the town's market place as part of the 20-year tribute. However, since it appeared, the mocking mockers have descended upon like flies on a dead antelope, calling it "horrific" and "awful". And it certainly is.
Here's the entire thing, as it stands:
If you look closer, you can almost spot the "likeness":
People from all over the UK were reminded of a fictional character from their youth
Wurlz Gummidge was a childrens' TV show about a scarecrow that comes to life, and was played by Jon Pertwee, who was also an early incarnation of Dr Who (a more well known cultural icon these days). Judge for yourselves:
(Even without knowing the TV show, the likeness is there)
This whole story is almost like the Jesus "restoration" by a Spanish "artist" a few years ago:
Or the Kate Middleton portrait, seemingly done with the "Make me look older" Instagram filter:
Not to mention the portrait of Liz 2, that was deemed a failure since it was revealed by Kate et William:
If you read certain British newspapers, you'd think that Diana is still alive
There's a newspaper (and I use the term lightly) that has quite the reputation for banging on about Lady Diana (the Daily Express), who constantly seem to be set to "What would the world be like is Diana was still alive? Oh, the humanity!" Just check out this compilation of headlines:
Whatever your feelings about the British royal family, she deserved a better floral arrangement
We know that it was all done with the best of intentions, but quality control is a thing. Use it whenever you're not sure of something you've made.
Or maybe they were trying to recreate what she might look like today? Who knows.