There’s been a controversy regarding featuring graphic images of the Paris car crash that killed Princess Diana. These images appear in an upcoming documentary titled: Diana: The Witnesses in the Tunnel to be aired on Britain’s Channel 4. The images were taken by the French paparazzi and they depict things like Princess Diana receiving oxygen from a French doctor and before that thrown in the footwell behind the driver’s seat.
But is it ethical to show such images? Let’s be frank here, no matter what’s the intention, for most of the general public it’ll be simply sensational to watch such images and the channel is going to use them as a bait. Even if the Diana images are a part of the documentary, they could have easily produced it without using the images. Tomorrow they’ll say they want to feature a live rape for a documentary on rape.
As such there should be no problem with these images, but knowing the kind of popularity Princess Diana enjoyed, it is anybody’s guess why they are being used. The link reports:
Diana, her friend Dodi Fayed and driver Henri Paul were killed when their Mercedes crashed in the Pont d’Alma tunnel in Paris on Aug. 31, 1997, while media pursued the couple. The documentary will broadcast previously unreleased images taken by French photographers immediately after the crash, newspapers reported.
Such pictures have not been shown in Britain before but last year Italian magazine Chi published photographs of Diana dying, provoking a rare highly-critical statement from her sons.
I cannot locate the link, but a blogger wrote that the mainstream media is feeding on the corpse of a much respected woman.
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