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To think newspapers should not print pictures of dead bodies being removed from homes in body bags.

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Eglu Sun 24-Jul-11 20:11:13

Daily Mail had a picture of Amy Winehouses body being taken from her home in a body bag. I'm sure others have printed it too.

I think it is awful for the family, completely insensitive and unnecessary to the reporting of the story.

I remember the same thing when Heath Ledger died.

AgainWhen Sun 24-Jul-11 20:12:45


MrsTittleMouse Sun 24-Jul-11 20:13:34


thestringcheeseincident Sun 24-Jul-11 20:13:50

Completely agree. It's macabre.

Macaroona Sun 24-Jul-11 20:14:40


Sick and horrible.

puzzlesum Sun 24-Jul-11 20:15:11

YANBU and I remember the same thing when Heath Ledger died. Completely unnecessary.

Eglu Sun 24-Jul-11 20:17:26

Ooh an AIBU where everyone agrees so far. I think it's an awful thing for the family to have to see, and the general public don't need it.

dominodocious Sun 24-Jul-11 20:19:09

Totally agree, I saw that pictureand thought it was completely disrespectful.

scurryfunge Sun 24-Jul-11 20:20:02

It seems unnecessary.

dominodocious Sun 24-Jul-11 20:20:11

Just remembered they printed a photo of the head of the poor woman who was murdered in Tenerife too. It was covered, but still, totally unnecessary.

kando Sun 24-Jul-11 20:20:40

YANBU. I saw that picture too and it really shocked me - totally disrespectful and so unnecessary

fourthattempt Sun 24-Jul-11 20:20:47

Daily Mail is absolutely terrible for this. They put the goriest details/pictures and SCREAMING HEADLINES FULL OF HORRIBLE DETAILS they think they can get away with online and wait til there are lots of complaints before they take them down.

handsomeharry Sun 24-Jul-11 20:22:06


Figgyroll Sun 24-Jul-11 20:22:07

YANBU. We're slowly but surely in danger of becoming desensitized by images we see in the press. I was horrified to see this picture on the online Daily Mail site.

Likewise, why do we need to see blurry images of the gunman standing over the bodies after his shooting spree?

LineRunner Sun 24-Jul-11 20:22:07


My DD nearly gagged in the newsagents. We bought fuck all and walked out. Got the Observer (respectful nice portrait photo and obit) by me diving in at Asda ignoring all the other shite.

InFlames Sun 24-Jul-11 20:22:19

YANBU at all. Similar thing when Britney Spears was put in back of ambulance in handcuffs. And in papers today with photos of Norway scenes and White sheets. Didn't new to see lifeblood that to know how horrific/tragic/appalling etc.

dominodocious Sun 24-Jul-11 20:25:14

Also, on a bit of a tangent, but still, I couldn't get over the fact that the press were aware and paps were stationed out of her house before she had even been removed from the premises.

Her death was being publicised less than TWO HOURS after she was pronounced dead. There seems to be no sense of distance of respect at all.

NickNacks Sun 24-Jul-11 20:25:40

The actual footage was on Sky news earlier.

Also saw a newspaper review earlier but sorry i cant remember what paper it was in, but they showed a picture of one of the teenagers on Utoya island kneeling in front of the gunman begging for his life.


Eglu Sun 24-Jul-11 20:26:36

Agree domino. I'm sure all of her family may not have even known at that point.

VelveteenRabbit Sun 24-Jul-11 21:04:17

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Eglu Sun 24-Jul-11 21:06:28

If we had like posts on here I would click on that Rabbit.

thisfantasticvoyage Sun 24-Jul-11 21:08:35

Dont read the frigging things if you are so offended ffs OP. It aint rocket science.

Onemorning Sun 24-Jul-11 21:13:43


takethisonehereforastart Sun 24-Jul-11 21:15:59


I hated it when they had pictures of Richard Hammond leaving the hospital. Someone snapped him on their mobile and sold the picture.

I wasn't long out of hospital myself and it upset me to think that if I had been famous there might have been some opportunistic ghoul lurking for a picture of me on one of the worst days of my life.

There's no need for it. That picture will be haunting Amy Winehouse's family for the rest of their lives, cropping up when they least expect it.

And as these same newspapers have been screaming for blood in the hacking scandal because of Milly Dowler and the other victims they should show the same respect to AW and her family and not print that kind of photo, it will be just as hurtful to AW's family, who will no doubt feel it just as big an invasion of their child's privacy.

And thisfantasticvoyage there was no need for that. She didn't read the bloody paper, she couldn't avoid being confronted with it as she walked into the shop if it was on the front page.

Eglu Sun 24-Jul-11 21:16:53

thisfantasticvoyage, I don't think there is any need for that attitude. As others Have pointed out it has been on tv too and all of the papers, it is not that easy to avoid.

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