Is Princess Diana Lingerie Ad Offensive?

Princess Diana lingerie ad offensiveThis Chinese lingerie ad showing a Princess Diana look-alike is drawing plenty of attention for the wrong reasons.

Not only does the woman, who is wearing a bra and panties while playing a cello (strangely enough), bear a strong resemblance to the late Princess Diana, but the collection is called “Diana.” No coincidence, it seems.

The “Diana” lingerie ad has been spotted at Chinese airport displays and on city billboards, and includes the tag line “Feel the Romance of British Royalty.”

Whatever that means.

The ads were released on the 13th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death. She died in a car crash on August 31, 1997. The royal family made no comment on the Chinese ad.

A British traveler told the Daily Mail that he noticed the ad “flash up on a rolling advertising screen and couldn’t quite believe what I was seeing. I thought, surely not, because it was rolling quite quickly. So I waited to check when it came up again and, sure enough, there was an image of Diana.”

Do you think the Princess Diana lingerie ad is offensive? Should the company remove the ads? And who plays cello in their bra and panties in front of a child?

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