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Emma Morano in 2017
Topic Started: 7 Mar 2017, 18:48 (186 Views)
Robert D. Young
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Greetings,

Here's a photo of Emma Morano, apparently taken today:

http://www.ansa.it/webimages/img_457x/2017/3/7/4df48ec6a4aeaef3f0f9906ef8934548.jpg

http://www.vcoazzurratv.it/notizie/attualita/3676-lira-e-mimosa-per-emma-morano

Though I'm glad to see that she is still alive, it's a bit disappointing to see the photo being taken where she is unable to hold her head up.

What's the difference between "honoring" supercentenarians and "exploiting" them? It's a difficult call in many cases, but I think the first rule is to take into consideration the wishes and needs of the person being photographed. It looks less than dignified to see Emma Morano struggling to hold her head up for a photo-op, which seems to benefit the one being photographed, not Emma.

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Peter Vermaelen
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It seems the fact she wasnt able to hold her head up was indeed a red flag towards her future survival. May she R.I.P.

Although I believe this video should not have been published.
Edited by Peter Vermaelen, 24 Jul 2017, 08:54.
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