We can think of 1,502 reasons as to why building a close replica and naming a ship the Titanic 2 is a bad idea — and not just in bad taste.
Those lives lost deserve much more than a gimmick boat named after the poorly planned ship that killed them!
Clive Palmer, the guy building the thing, disagrees and says the replica will look and feel just like the original Titanic… out of respect! Here's what he says:
“The area [for] passengers will be authentic, with the same design and facilities. But there will be modern things such as air conditioning and other features we are debating — such as Internet on the ship. [It's a] tribute to the spirit of the men and women who worked on the original Titanic.”
Still, they're claiming 40,000 have expressed interest in a re-enactment of the fateful journey — up until a point, of course — which will repeat the original course from Southampton, England, to New York.
Like we said, we feel like this has less to do with being a tribute than it does with being a gimmick, and we find it wildly uncomfortable and borderline offensive!
Plus, the superstitious side of us really hope nothing awful happens again! If it does, let's hope they have wider doors so Jack can fit too!
[Image via AP Images.]