As you no doubt already saw, heard or read, Casey Anthony, the Florida woman accused of killing her two-year-old daughter Caylee, was found not guilty of murder and other charges by an Orlando jury.
Naturally, this news was incredibly upsetting to at least one person who should be pretty obvious: Kim Kardashian, who was actively following the case and tweeting about it today. (Kim’s late father, Robert Kardashian, was a close friend of and attorney for another famously not-guilty defendant: O.J. Simpson. This irony was not lost on a good many tweeters.)
WHAT!!!!???!!!! CASEY ANTHONY FOUND NOT GUILTY!!!! I am speechless!!!
Speechless? Maybe. But certainly not tweet-less.
Update: Kardashian has tweeted a response to the backlash against her initial tweet. (No, I can’t believe I am writing about this either, thanks for asking!)
That backlash might best (and most provocatively) be summed up via this tweet:
So was Nicole Brown Simpson's family when your dad got OJ off. RT @KimKardashian: CASEY ANTHONY FOUND NOT GUILTY!!!! I am speechless!!!
Kardashian’s response, and more celeb reaction to the Casey Anthony verdict, after the jump.
The Karashian response:
Reading the comments here &its nuts people think just bc I was close to the OJ trial I can't have my own opinion on the Casey Anthony case?
But enough about Kim Kardashian. Let’s turn to the tweets from other bold-faced names. Joy Behar got political.
Scott Baio got angry.
Just hugged, squeezed & kissed my daughter a lot. Now I'm off to driving range 2 hit a LARGE bucket of balls to relieve this anger! #caylee
Rainn Wilson weighed in with some dark humor.
Dear Florida, THANK YOU for freeing Casey! She's now available for partying and babysitting!
Michael Moore reminded us that people are supposed to be innocent until proven guilty, although most tweeters were too busy posting about Casey Anthony’s guilt to notice.
Wait! She was already convicted by Nancy Grace and the rest of the media! Why did the jury have any say in this??
And Sharon Osbourne just may have predicted the future.
Casey Anthony not guilty??.....it's a disgrace. She'll probably get her own reality show now.