It's the first time Amanda Knox has been home for Halloween in five years, and if you ask me, she's allowed to have a little fun. Today is the anniversary of her roommate's murder, but Knox, acquitted of the crime, is a free woman now who's more than encouraged to find a way to live a normal life again after spending the last four years in an Italian prison. But she needs to stay respectful. That's all anyone can ask. Last night, though, she didn't. Knox made a poor decision that has everyone talking. She dressed up as a cat burglar.
Almost four years to the date after Meredith Kercher was brutally murdered by a still unknown intruder, Knox's costume seems highly insensitive, borderline insane, and not just a little bit desperate.
Could she really be that clueless to think that dressing like a person who trespasses wouldn't be taken the wrong way? Is she really that daft? The Kercher family is obviously pretty upset by her outfit; the dad spoke out and said that "images like this don't help" their healing process. It's possible that Amanda just wasn't thinking, but I don't think she's that flaky.
She was in the spotlight, the headlines, and the tip of almost everyone's tongue ever since 2007. Letting go of that fame, or infamy, is probably more difficult than we're giving her credit for. There are umpteen interviews with washed-up celebs who say that they were addicted to the attention, that they turned to drugs and alcohol to cope with the phone that stopped ringing, or worse, they signed up to do a reality show to try and claw their way back into the limelight.
Maybe that's what Amanda's doing. Maybe she knew that dressing up as a criminal would thrust her back into relevancy. Wearing all black with a black knit hat and cat burglar makeup, from the photos it seems like she went to run an errand in her costume before heading to a friend's apartment. Did she have to wear the get-up while the paparazzi were around?
Because you'd think she'd know better. That she'd lie low and try to rebuild her life. But after last night, maybe we're starting to see that Amanda doesn't want to hide at all and instead would rather be seen and talked about, no matter what the circumstances. If that's her goal, well, she's unfortunately succeeding.
What do you think of Amanda's Halloween costume?
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