July 4, 2011 Newsweek July 4, 2011 Newsweek

In honor of what would've been Princess Diana's 50th birthday on Friday, Newsweek released a cover depicting what the late princess might have looked like today, sparking much debate online whether the commemoration is appropriate or highly distasteful.

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On the cover (pictured left), a digitally altered photo of Diana, who died Aug. 31, 1997 after a tragic car accident in Paris, is superimposed into a shot with Duchess Catherine, aka Kate Middleton, who would have been Diana's daughter-in-law. The accompanying story paints a picture of the princess living in the digital age in New York, tweeting her story to her 10 million followers on Twitter. 

The magazine even includes a fake Facebook page, showing that she and Camilla Parker Bowles are now friends. Naturally, Prince Charles "liked" that activity.

Do you think the cover and story are in bad taste? Sound off in the comments.