An "Absolutely Horrendous" Tribute to Princess Diana Is Criticized Online
A tribute to the late Princess Diana has been mercilessly mocked online, with some describing it as "absolutely horrendous" and "a disgrace."
The memorial was unveiled in the town center of Chesterfield, Derbyshire, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Diana's death.
so my home town just unveiled this princess diana memorial ???? im done pic.twitter.com/iedI8XtAfy— Jonno Turner ???? (@jonnot) September 12, 2017
But before long, the artwork painstakingly handmade by volunteers using eggshells, flowers and grass seeds over 120 hours – was soon being ridiculed online for looking more like Wurzel Gummidge than the elegant late royal.
One local named Gayla
Social media user Karen Byfleet added: "Absolutely horrendous, makes me ashamed to say I come from Chesterfield. How much of our money has gone into this? Chesterfield borough council you should be ashamed of yourselves. I doubt it was meant to cause
A Chesterfield Council spokesperson defended the design, telling the Derbyshire Times that it was "produced by 14 volunteers using the ancient Derbyshire art of well dressing, which involves creating designs from flower petals and other natural materials."
"All art is meant to be a talking point and that certainly seems to be the case with this year's design," they added. "The well-dressing is designed to attract visitors to the area and if the publicity encourages more people to come and visit the market and local shops then that can only be good for Chesterfield."
From: Harper's BAZAAR UK
This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
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