Now that's how you break the internet!
That's a whole lot of people!
But Caitlyn's coming out photo didn't just do well for VF...
[Image via Annie Leibovitz/Vanity Fair.]
And the rest of the lot, merely peasants??
London's publication of The Sunday Times has crowned Rihanna to be the next Princess Diana by comparison.
Feminist writer Camille Paglia declares:
"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 conceptualise themselves as living sculpture for the lens. Both developed a false intimacy with photographers and the public and began to cannibalise themselves in their futile search for security in love. Diana, rebuffed, eventually accepted her exile."
And here's where Chris Brown gets into the mix (we knew you were waiting for it). Camille continues:
"But Rihanna, in the classic syndrome of the battered woman, still pities and hopes to change and save her abuser. By her gallery of splendid stills, Rihanna thinks she can stop the tormenting flux of emotion, but her brilliant eye is helpless against the tyranny of the heart."
Well we can only HOPE her heart is finally catching up to her brain now that Breezy was reportedly spotted with Karrueche Tran AGAIN!
Then again, Rih's probably not even worrying about that shizz right now. Cuz she KNOWS about this royal comparison, and she is ROLLING in the revelry of it!!
To flaunt her latest media attention, she tweeted:
"Just so happens I came home drunk to this in a pile of papers outside my hotel room! My lil Bajan behind, never thought these many people would even know my name, now it's next to Princess Diana's on the front of a newspaper! Life can be such a beautiful thing when you let it be #yourejealous :) When your face is pic-stitched to Princess Diana's on the cover of The Sunday Times…. I mean… #extraordinaRIHbehavior"
And just like a royal, she's humble too! ;)
After noting the Chris Brown drama, Camille's piece in The Sunday Times then diverted from the similarities and added why Rih has it easier (or harder, depending on how you look at it) than her hailed media predecessor:
"The problem is that in this era of social media, Rihanna in her fury of tainted love has tools ready to hand that Diana never dreamt of. Instagram, for example, a photo-sharing app, allows Rihanna to send personal pictures to friend and foe in the blink of an eye, without the mediation of professional photographers. It is autobiography written by a volatile mix of impulse and mood. The borderline between private and public has been largely erased by Rihanna's generation, who prankishly 'sext' each other with little fear of the maelstrom of the web churning nearby, sucking everything in and permanently littering the sea floor with the embarrassing wreckage of past selves."
Such an intriguing read!
As you well know, we've been calling Rih a Queen for what seems like ages now. We're not a fan of everything she does, as our open letter to the singer made crystal clear, but we're still card-carrying members of her Navy.
But we gotta ask…
Would U Compare Rihanna To Princess Diana?
Total Votes: 1,431
[Image via Instagram.]