Sat Nov 23, 2019 London
X

The Steeple Times is an online magazine with a following of upto 880,000 unique views per day on our best day yet.

  • We have 91,000 daily subscribers by email.

  • We typically average around 320,000 unique views per day.

  • We currently have 65 contributing authors who range from students to the actor, writer and producer Steven Berkoff and the champion jockey Frankie Dettori.

Combining a mix of society's last word and both wit and wisdom, The Steeple Times covers food, drink and fine dining as well as luxury, travel, the arts, individuals of influence and current affairs in the United Kingdom, America and elsewhere. We are best described as being akin to "a cross between The Huffington Post and Private Eye".

 

The magazine's following is affluent, engaged and international. With 41% of readers coming from the UK and 38% from America, The Steeple Times also has strong presence within Canadian, Italian, German and Australian territories.

 

THE FOG

The economy, politics and current affairs Money, power and its guiding forces

Taking a Flaming Liberty

Inappropriately placed poster for the film ‘Diana’ should be removed

 

The film Diana starring Naomi Watts was deservedly criticised as “inappropriate” but now that those promoting it have placed an advertising poster for it next to the scene of her 1997 death at the Pont de l’Alma in Paris, they’ve truly sunk to a new low.

 

A poster for the film "Diana" has been put up close to the scene of her death
A poster for the film “Diana” has been put up close to the scene of her death

 

Of the 6 foot by 4 foot poster, Rosa Monckton, described as “one of the Princess’ most trusted confidantes”, told the Mail Online:

 

“I really don’t have any words to describe how I feel about this cynical and shameless attempt to publicise a film that should never have been made. To have made a film so speculative and as this is disgusting enough, but to then advertise it on the spot at which she died is despicable”.

 

Monckton is right. The film’s distributors – Entertainment One – have shown total insensitivity in allowing this publicity stunt to happen. Placing this poster next to the Flame of Liberty – an unofficial memorial to Diana in the wake of her death – is tasteless. They should order it removed immediately.

 

 

Subscribe to our free once daily email newsletter here:[wysija_form id=”1″]

 

Comments

2 comments on “Taking a Flaming Liberty”

  1. The distributors of the film are responsible for the entire advertising budget of the product, and are under pressure to recoup all advertising costs through good box office takings. UIP Warner have used gimmick advertising and stunts with great success in the 1970’s and 1980’s.
    This practice have been going on for decades, it is not meant to be a disrespect to Princess Diana.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  • Subscribe Daily Newsletter

    @ 2019, thesteepletimes.com. All rights reserved.