I wasn’t going to give Casey Anthony one second of airtime here in my little corner of cyberspace. She’s gotten way too much publicity already, she seems to enjoy the limelight, and not a damn thing anyone says now can change what happened to her daughter Caylee.
But in the aftermath of her trial, I do have one thing to say: Please don’t let this flaming doucherocket make a dime off her daughter’s death.
Because she wasn’t convicted, there’s nothing to legally stop Casey Anthony from getting rich off her story through book deals, interviews and movies. Here’s just one of the many articles about what could come next for her: Casey Anthony’s Bid For Fame Has Been Realized.
As a writer who is struggling to turn my passion into a living, of course that royally pisses me off. But as a human being, “royally pisses me off” doesn’t even begin to cover the range of emotions I feel.
The trial is over, and there’s no law to stop her from turning the horrible fiasco into cash. There will be publishers who want to take on her tell-all story, and who will pay big bucks to do so. There will be producers clamoring for the right to make the documentary, and TV stations competing for the “exclusive interview.” All that is left to keep her from turning that type of bottom-feeding into a ticket to a work-free life is the common sense of the public. Even if she is sentenced to a pathetically small amount of additional prison time today, she can begin cashing in on these types of offers from jail.
Yes, I am one of the many who believes that Casey murdered Caylee and then tried to cover it up. But my opinion on that doesn’t even matter here.
Worst case scenario, me and the gazillions who believe that are right, and she will go unpunished for ending her daughter’s life. Should she also be allowed to live on easy street because she killed her child?
In my mind, the chances that it happened any other away are about as great as me hitting the big bucks on the lottery. I’m the type who MIGHT buy a ticket once a year. But hell, that’s happened to people before, so let’s cover that ground too.
Suppose Caylee did die in some tragic accident, and Casey covered it up, with or without help from her family. Should she be rewarded for that? For wasting the time of investigators, for throwing out accusations at others to keep from being viewed as a negligent parent? Suppose you even believe that she didn’t know what happened to her daughter – that she thought someone else had taken her. In that case, her lies and imaginary events sent investigators running down dead-end streets. Does she deserve to profit from letting her own psychosis and fear make the trail leading to what truly happened to Caylee grow cold?
Worst case, she’s a cold-blooded childkiller. Best case, she’s a mother who hindered rather than helped those who were trying to find her daughter. In my mind, neither scenario or anything in between should be something she could take to the bank.
And finally, let’s just say you don’t give a rat’s ass either way, that your curiousity about what really happened overrides any moral concern about her making money off of Caylee’s death. Here’s what you can do. Go to the store and and buy yourself a Magic 8-ball. Take it out of the box, hold it up, and say “Did Casey Anthony murder Caylee?” Give it a good shake.
The answer you get is just as likely to be the truth as anything this psychotic liar “shares” with her “exclusive interviewers” or puts down in writing. If you’re a fan of false leads and imaginary friends, I can recommend some good fiction instead.
The criminal trial is over, and until the civil suits start rolling in, the trial of public opinion is all that’s left. If they haven’t already (and they most likely have), some publisher, producer, magazine or TV station will soon be giving Casey Anthony advances to tell her story. I hope we’ll show those who would follow in their footsteps that there is no gain for them in supporting a psycho-hosebeast by making them take a loss on that advance. I’m sure Casey will blow through the money fast enough. Being a party-girl can be expensive.
Only we can make sure there’s not more where that came from by making it clear that we won’t spend our own honestly-earned cash on listening to any more of the steady stream of crap that comes out of her mouth.
In the last 16 hours, this Facebook Fan site grew from about 1,000 members to over 16,000 strong: Boycott Casey Anthony. It is just one of many such movements. That gives me hope that we really will send the message loud and clear.