Princess Diana’s name is often dragged into stories that have absolutely nothing to do with her (for example, Paul McCartney’s divorce from a woman he married five years after Diana’s death), but a recent Daily Mail article “Wealth, privilege, wickedness and downfall … why we’re obsessed with Lord Lucan” really takes the cake, comparing Diana to not one, not two, but THREE infamous murderers, AND disgraced silent film star Fatty Arbuckle!
OK, I get it. Not everyone liked Princess Diana. That’s been made very plain. But the poor woman really did not have anything at all in common with Jack the Ripper. Really. If you’re a journalist looking for a famous woman to mention repeatedly and unnecessarily in endlessly unflattering ways, may I suggest Paris Hilton? At least she’s still around to defend herself.