The English town of Chesterfield is being panned for its floral tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales, and it’s not hard to see why.
The memorial is displayed in Chesterfield Market Place, part of the ongoing (never ending) tributes on the 20th anniversary of Diana’s death, and has been dubbed “horrible”, “awful” and “an insult”.
It’s when you get in nice and close that you really get a sense of why people aren’t too impressed:
Makes that Ronaldo statue seem almost tame by comparison.
Chesterfield’s council hit back at the criticism, as the Guardian reports:
“All art is meant to be a talking point and that certainly seems to be the case with this year’s design.
“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.
“The well dressing is produced by 14 volunteers using the ancient Derbyshire art of well dressing, which involves creating designs from flower petals and other natural materials.”
The BBC is reporting a rather unfortunate likeness, with some saying the tribute looked more like children’s fiction character Worzel Gummidge.
Side note – if you’re one of those fascinated by the life, times and myth of Princess Diana, I recommend you give THIS a read.
I think we can all move on now.
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