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June 29th, 2011
05:43 AM ET

Question of the Day: Is the photoshopped Princess Diana Newsweek cover a tribute or just tacky?

Had she lived, Princess Diana would have celebrated her 50th birthday this coming Friday. In honor of this date, Tina Brown, Newsweek editor, wrote a story for the magazine about what Princess Diana's life and relationship with the Middletons might be like now.

The Newsweek cover image for the story features an age-projected, photoshopped illustration of Princess Diana digitally superimposed at the side of Kate Middleton. Although Brown intended to "bring the memory of Diana alive in a vivid image that transcends time," the picture has sparked public controversy, with some people calling it creepy and insensitive.

American Morning wants to know: Is the photoshopped Princess Diana Newsweek cover a tribute or just tacky?

Post your response here. Your answer could be included in this morning's broadcast.

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  1. Nathan Reynolds

    So great that all the Queen has to worry about is a little photoshop.:)

    June 30, 2011 at 6:35 am |
  2. Liam Mannion

    Tasteless.... part of the continuing decline of Newsweek under Tina Brown's leadership. Any day now I anticipate the word 'news' will be removed from 'Newsweek'...

    June 29, 2011 at 8:57 am |
  3. Rachel

    Distasteful, disrespectful, offensive. Some things are best left to the imagination.

    June 29, 2011 at 8:53 am |
  4. maconapc

    I think a bit tacky. But the question I have is "Would they have invited Diana to the wedding"? Or would she have sat on the sidelines watching on TV along with Fergie?

    June 29, 2011 at 8:28 am |
  5. DoWhatUDo82

    Im with Mr. Clean ;)Doesn't bother me so much. But the future Queen may have nightmeres, not to mention her children or the millions of people that this cover probably brought to tears.....All things considered, have to go with TACKY!!

    June 29, 2011 at 8:24 am |
  6. tod hale

    OK, I'll jump in....Next week I want Newsweek to run a cover story on the Afghan war and have John Wayne from "Sands of Iwo Jima" walking next to Gen. Petraeus. Maybe put Winston Churchill in the background inspecting troops with Abraham Lincoln.

    June 29, 2011 at 8:14 am |
  7. Chholy

    The road to hell is paved with good intentions, right? Maybe this fictional picture should not have graced the cover, but could rather be included in the article itself.

    June 29, 2011 at 8:06 am |
  8. Yuri

    Kinda creepy, but cool in a way too. Kate and Diana are similar in that they both bring (brought) elegance, inteligence, beauty, a cool sort of innocense and every day chic that doesn't come along very often in that archaic monarchy in GB.
    They probably would have been buds, and laughed at that whole stuffy "royal" thing,

    June 29, 2011 at 8:02 am |
  9. Sue Daniels

    Tacky and creepy. Poor Kate. She's already being compared to Diana at every turn, and now this? Let's give Kate a break and let Diana rest in peace.

    June 29, 2011 at 7:57 am |
  10. Marcelo

    Not nice.

    June 29, 2011 at 7:57 am |
  11. Boogie

    This cover is eerie. Newsweek is wrong on sooooo many levels for this cover.. THis is not the way you HONOR someone.. Then to say Di would have married twice and other stuff??? Try again Tina Brown.. Try again!!

    June 29, 2011 at 7:57 am |
  12. Mary

    This photo is totally insensitive. It is absolutely tacky!

    June 29, 2011 at 7:54 am |
  13. asterisk

    Morbid, I think sometimes some people not all like morbid things why its sick

    June 29, 2011 at 7:40 am |
  14. Pat

    The cover and story is more than tacky, it is a disgrace. May be cancelling our subscription to Newsweek for our office.

    June 29, 2011 at 7:34 am |
  15. Trina

    I think it's tacky. The Photoshop work looks poorly done, which makes this "tribute" distasteful. If the work had been done well, maybe people wouldn't be so upset, but as it sits, the pictures look disturbing.

    June 29, 2011 at 6:09 am |
  16. Allie

    That cover is so horrible, it just elevated the National Enquirer to scholarly journal.

    June 29, 2011 at 6:06 am |