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'Horrific' Princess Diana memorial in United Kingdom gets blasted on social media

'Horrific' Princess Diana memorial in United Kingdom gets blasted on social media”

There have been many tributes to honor the legacy of Diana, Princess of Wales, on the 20th anniversary of her death.

Twenty years on from the princess' death in a auto accident, Chesterfield Borough Council made the popular royal figure a feature of this year's annual "well-dressing" near the Town Pump.

One of the most popular comments on a Facebook post of the tribute reads: "I don't remember Diana having a stroke?". How much money has gone into this?

But the Chesterfield Borough Council told the Derbyshire Times the depiction was supposed to be a talking point.

Nicola Wallis-McCarty called it "an insult to Diana's memory", and wrote: "I doubt it was meant to cause offence, probably meant as a respectful gesture...sorry but is is a disgrace...it should be taken down immediately".

One commenter, Richard Wilkins, compared the tribute to uneasy on the eye British TV scarecrow character Worzel Gummidge, posting on Facebook: "Worzel gummidge RIP forever in our hearts".

But Emma-Leigh Rose disagreed, saying: "Maybe it's not an exact likeness guys but come on!..."

Some on Twitter gave it the meme treatment.

"The well dressing is produced by 14 volunteers using the ancient Derbyshire art of well dressing, which involves creating designs from flower petals and other natural materials".

After being unveiled via social media by the Chesterton Borough Council, fans were quick to attack the approved design, now on display at the town pump outside the market hall, which many feel bears little to no resemblance to the icon.

The display, which forms part of the town's well dressing celebrations, went on show in the Market Place on Saturday.



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