The Sunday Times Labels Rihanna 'The New Princess Diana' [Photos]


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The Sunday Times has labeled Rihanna “The New Princess Diana” on the cover of their latest issue. The cover features the above image of Rihanna and Princess Diana side-by-side with the headline ‘The Princess and the Showgirl’.

Inside the mag, they draw comparisons of the two and their similar lifestyles:

Like Diana, Rihanna has worryingly drifted into using photo ops to send messages of allure, defiance, or revenge in a turbulent relationship with an errant partner…..Diana’s anguished helplessness and isolation inside the royal family, with its stoical code of duty, led her to gravitate toward the ever-hovering paparazzi, whose global power as a media institution increased exponentially because of her popularity…

Diana and Rihanna began as sensitive, wounded, but appealingly bubbly and good-natured provincial girls who slowly discovered their own photogenic virtuosity and began to conceptualize themselves as living sculpture for the lens. Both developed a false intimacy with photographers and the public and began to cannibalize themselves in their futile search for security in love. Diana, rebuffed, eventually accepted her exile. But Rihanna, in the classic syndrome of the battered woman, still pities and hopes to change and save her abuser…

Check out more pictures below, courtesy of Rihanna’s Instagram.

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