Yahoo – In the universe of wacky wedding planning, Amanda Knox’s betrothal to poet Christopher Robinson surely is in a galaxy all its own. The couple have set up a crowdfunding wedding registry site to raise $10,000 to help pay for their moonscape matrimony.
Knox posted a video of Robinson’s elaborate space-themed proposal on YouTube last year, so clearly the wedding theme was established then.
I know this is a cliched way to dive into a blog but….I don’t even know where to begin.
If you’re too young, dumb, or oblivious to know who Amanda Knox is, I’ll lay it out briefly. In 2007, Amanda Knox was an American college student studying abroad in Perugia, Italy. Then her British roommate was was brutally murder and Knox, her Italian boyfriend, and a sort of nomadic-type, burglar-by-trade guy they sort of knew were all interchangeably charged. They all were convicted and sentence to between 20 and 30 years. Problem was that Knox and the boyfriend’s case had more holes than Iraqi Navy. They served about two years before, after a a second “appeal” trial they were acquitted and released. They put her, kind of laughably as the US was never going to send her back to Italy, back on trial in 2013 but was acqitted again. A couple years ago Netflix put out a documentary on the whole ordeal. This is an important thing to note as I made two conclusions:
1.) They had very little on her and she 90% didn’t do it
2.) At the same time she is a weeeeeeeeeeeeird bird so maybe she did.
Basically you come away feeling like despite the fact that criminal justice system-wise she should have never been convicted, holy fuck there is something up with this girl.
So a few years later, a few years in which she has stayed out of the public eye because she lives in Lewinsky-esque infamy, she has now resurfaced throwing a space wedding. She is marrying a poet and throwing a space wedding complete with a “moonscape” and blaring of “Intergalactic” by the Beastie Boys. And they want to crowdsource the whole thing.
I honestly don’t know what to even do with this much material. You’d think if you were a formerly convicted murder marrying a poet after years underground you might do things a little more subtly. Then again, you might think someone crowdsourcing their wedding might not lead off with, “Let’s face it, we don’t need anymore stuff.” But like I said, homicidal or not the girl is tapped.
But far be it from me to be a hater. if you’d like to donate for LEDs, cosmic centerpieces, or like the like feel free. Just do yourself a favor and watch the doc before you know who you’re buying fake light sabers for.