Dying industry turns to terror and necrophilia

Thursday, 1 August, 2013

In a world where Google and Facebook are rewriting the rules of global media production and consumption, the traditional entertainment magazine must contemplate the writing on the wall. Still, there’s fight left in the old dog as Rolling Stone demonstrated recently when, in search of sales and publicity, it applied a touch of Che chic to suspected terrorist Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by placing him on its cover. Instead of flogging alleged killers, Vanity Fair opts for the dead with its September cover, which features Princess Diana. This highly cynical move is clearly timed it to coincide with the recent royal baby birth. The photo, taken by Mario Testino in 1997, is beautiful beyond words, but its blatant necrophiliac use by Vanity Fair is offensive in the extreme.

Vanity Fair

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  1. THOMAS says:

    I find the use of words that I have to look up in the dictionary like “fatuous” offensive.