Amanda Knox Jokes About Murder on Instagram

Reactions are, not surprisingly, mixed
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 27, 2019 1:01 PM CST
Amanda Knox Jokes About Murder on Instagram
This image released by Netflix shows Amanda Knox in a scene from her self-titled documentary, premiering Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, on Netflix.   (Netflix via AP)

Amanda Knox recently found herself wrongly accused of murder again, although this time it was during a murder mystery dinner party with friends. "Victorian London: A priceless painting goes missing and the owner is found both poisoned and stabbed. And would you believe it, I, the Countess of Lovelace, am accused. Also acquitted, all in 4 hours. Better than 4 years," Knox quipped on Instagram alongside two sepia-toned photos of herself in costume at the event. Needless to say, the jokey reference to the murder of Meredith Kercher—and the years Knox spent jailed in Italy—was getting a mixed reaction, Fox News reports.

"THE SHADE!!!! Enjoy your deserved freedom lovely," reads one sample supportive comment; others called Knox's post "brilliant" and "priceless." But there were also comments on the other side, though none could be found on the post as of this writing (one commenter asked if comments had been deleted). Fox quotes one person who accused Knox of having "no shame" and another who said she would do "anything for attention," while the Independent says one commenter called her "sick." Sky News notes that Knox's fiance, Christopher Robinson, is also seen in the party photos. (Italy has to pay Knox $20,000.)

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