Skip to comments.Diana was 'devious, slow and disturbingly neurotic,'
Posted on 07/27/2007 7:05:52 PM PDT by BenLurkin
Feminist Germaine Greer has caused outrage in Australia for calling the late Princess of Wales, "slow", "devious" and "disturbingly neurotic".
The controversial academic claims Diana is partly responsible for the car accident that killed her almost a decade ago - by initiating a love triangle between herself, Dodi Fayed and heart surgeon Hasnat Khan.
"The saddest thought of all is that Diana's death may have resulted indirectly from another of her back-handed manipulations; it is said that she only went to Paris with (her late lover) Dodi Fayed in order to make heart surgeon Hasnat Khan jealous," writes Greer in an essay published in Weekend Australian Magazine.
Diana was 36 when she was killed along with Fayed and chauffeur Henri Paul when their Mercedes crashed in the Pont de l'Alma tunnel in Paris in August 31, 1997.
Former Celebrity Big Brother contestant Greer further ridicules Diana's intelligence, referring to her childhood nickname of 'Brian' which her siblings called her - "after the dopey snail on The Magic Roundabout on children's TV.
Feminist Germaine Greer is scathing about the late Princess of Wales
"Of the four Spencer children, Diana was the slowest. Because of her slowness, she was easily found out in her preposterous fibs."
The former Celebrity Big Brother contestant takes another episode from Diana's childhood to illustrate her "devious" nature, when she allegedly persuaded a younger school friend to write a poison pen letter to her father's second wife (Lady Raine Spencer).
"Apparently she didn't have the courage to write her own letter...in adulthood Diana became more, rather than less devious.
"The same foolhardiness was at work not only in Diana's sexual adventures but also in her orchestration of her public persona," says Greer.
As for Diana's fashion icon status, Greer dismisses her 'nondescript' sartorial choices as comparable to that of female TV newsreaders.
"Diana was never a fashion icon; she dressed to the same demotic standard of elegance as TV anchorwomen do, plus the inevitable hat.
"It is precisely because she was basically anonymous that Diana's public could so easily identify her."
Lastly, Greer dismisses Diana's 'Queen of Hearts' reputation and accuses her of "rushing into too many situations in which genuine angels would have feared to tread".
"Her habit of popping up in the midst of other people's life crises must have startled some of her victims.
"Diana's legacy is no more than endless column inches of adulation and speculation," adds Greer.
Truth hurts, I guess.
Dodi Fayed? Hasnat Khan?
It appears both Di and Chuck did have something in common after all -- Islamophiles.
I don’t believe there is any truth in this - it is all false opinions dressed up as fact.
Germaine Greer’s writings about Diana remind me of how she slammed Steve Irwin after he died. Basically, she sounds jealous. She sounds as if she envies people who get attention - as if they are taking it away from her.
What on earth is the point of writing this about a person who has been dead for years? Has she run out of living people to rip into?
The dead can’t reply - the living might rip into her in return, and Greer is surprisingly touchy about that.
“Germaine Greers writings about Diana remind me of how she slammed Steve Irwin after he died. Basically, she sounds jealous. She sounds as if she envies people who get attention - as if they are taking it away from her.”
She is jealous - and she is also a feminist.
Which means that a beautiful woman like Diana is an easy target.
The fact that she is dead makes her an even more inviting target for this coward.
As opposed to, of course, the fetching Germaine.
She couldn’t even accurately repeat what the priest asked her to say during her wedding vows, but hey, she was probably all doped up. ;’)
That’s a man, Dude.
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