PLANS to build a life-size replica of the Titanic at a Chinese theme park have caused outrage among families of those on board the doomed liner.
Chinese planners said the giant replica would be a “respectful” take on the White Star ship that sank in 1912 killing more than 1,500.
“I find it very upsetting, I feel they could have replicated another liner – it’s in poor taste.”
Robert Burr, whose grandfather was also a steward on the ship, told the BBC: “It doesn’t suit the situation.”
Over one-hundred years after the Titanic sank China is reproducing a full-scale copyA designer overseeing the project was able to talk bosses of the project in China’s Sichuan province out of trying to re-create the sinking of the ship.
American Bruce Beverage said: “When they hired me I said, ‘No, it would be in poor taste’.”
Interest in the story of the Titanic is sky-high in China, mainly thanks to the popularity of the 1997 film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.