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Old 02-22-2009, 08:20 AM
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Your assumption is this time correct as I tend to read the articles before I post them and if I have one to hand, the full article in the paper concerned not just the shortened version available in the online edition.
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Old 02-22-2009, 11:24 AM
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OK, that's settled amicably. Let's move on now please.
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'A Princess Diana from the wrong side of the tracks': Stephen Fry leads tributes to Jade Goody | Mail Online
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Old 03-23-2009, 03:07 PM
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Of all the Diana comparisons, this one seems most appropriate.
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Old 03-23-2009, 03:21 PM
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Negative or not, I hope Diana's legacy is better than that, to compare Diana and Jade is a step too far, even for me. This is one of the other articles today - JAN MOIR: Jade was a unique and very brave girl. But let's not pretend she was a saint | Mail Online - in the article it says
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She did not have a talent, a marketable speciality or a gift. All she had to peddle was a peepshow, a window in her life that was sold to the highest bidder
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The wordings were a bit crass. But in their stripped down version, the two women had more in common than both being British:
- neither were well educated, and quite proud of it
- both were quick at blaming unhappy childhoods for the choices they make as adults
- both had a sense of "my public", an audience they felt obliged to share the details/trivials of their lives, via photo or video documentaries
- neither had any qualms of using their sons to burnish their public image

Jade had the excuse of being younger at 27 and seems to be trying to make amends with the Indian Big Brother. Although how much was sincerity and how much was orchestrated remains debatable.
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'Gay icon' Princess Diana
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sirhon, I am puzzled, why is she a 'Gay Icon'? I can understand her being nominated as someone who inspired and helped shape peoples lives, but not the title.
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sirhon, I am puzzled, why is she a 'Gay Icon'? I can understand her being nominated as someone who inspired and helped shape peoples lives, but not the title.
I don't get it either, she was very accepting of gay people but I would expect someone like Versace or Milk to be an icon not her.
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Perhaps because of her support of AIDS patients? When she started visiting AIDS hospices in the 80s, it was still very much considered a "gay disease."

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I don't get it either, she was very accepting of gay people but I would expect someone like Versace or Milk to be an icon not her.
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Yes, that's likely why. I don't think that makes her a gay icon though.
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I assume when people referring to gay community, it includes both gay (men) and lesbian (women). The articl didn't specify the criteria in choosing the candidates: whether they have made any contribution to the gay-lesbian community, or simply being the target of some of their members' fancy.

I did get a laugh out of the part: "Because the portraits in the show had to be photographs, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, William Shakespeare and Alexander the Great were ruled out." That's got to be the wierdest logic ever.
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I really like that cover!

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The cover really shows the blue of her eyes, and I like the evening dress that she wears, which highlights the blue of her eyes.
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Perhaps because of her support of AIDS patients? When she started visiting AIDS hospices in the 80s, it was still very much considered a "gay disease."
AAH I didn't think of that your right Mermaid.

I am so going to buy that comic book. Its so great she's going to be honoured this way.
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why were this women very bi**hy? diana , grace kelly? grace kelly was dead about men
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What on earth are you talking about?
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Britain's Princess Diana is second only to Jesus Christ as the dead person people would most like to meet
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That was a very funny article! And Freddie Mercury is on the list.
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