Anorak | Amanda Knox and that kiss: Italians weep and wail at death while Americans do the splits and yoga

Amanda Knox and that kiss: Italians weep and wail at death while Americans do the splits and yoga

by | 18th, May 2013


AMANDA Knox has tapped into the realisation that the media will not leave her in peace. That’s one view. Another is that she’s courting the media to make any conviction for her alleged part in the murder of Meredith Kercher less likely. What we believe boils down to whether or not we in the court of public opinion like her or not.

She’s been talking to the Times :

“OK, now it’s my turn. People asked me if I would change the book and I said absolutely not. In fact, the British publishers decided not to publish it in the UK for fear of new defamation suits because I said that I would not change it. I am not going to change my story just because someone is threatening to sue me, but I mean … it sucks.”

Facts are facts. They cannot be changed. A story, however, can be changed. Knox changed hers. And stories can be shaped. Why did she kiss her lover when police were investigating her flatmate’s gory murder in their shared home? in Perugia? Knox and her boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito spent four years in prison for Kercher’s murder. Following an appeal their convictions were quashed. Then the Italian Supreme court announced that the appeal was no good. It has ordered a retrial.

So. Why did he kiss and cavort with her lover? (He’s also written a book.)

“That initial behaviour can be re-appropriated and then recharacterised to signify your guilt… The context of your behaviour is not taken into consideration, and then everything you do from then on is somehow seen in a sinister light. That video was cut and repeated so that all you see is a loop of me and Raffaele kissing over and over and over again. In fact I had not even accepted the reality of the situation so I just felt incredibly lost and I was sad and I was trying to understand, and Raffaele kissed me to console me because our language barrier prevented us from really being able to console each other with words.”


“So people see a girl who is just kind of standing there looking lost and then her boyfriend kisses her, and in contrast they see one of my Italian flatmates Filomena crying hysterically, weeping, and has completely lost it because she spoke Italian and knew what was going on.”

She cried because she was Italian. He didn’t. He’s Italian. Knox also did the splits and struck yoga poses as she waited outside the police stayion. Is that what Americans do? Italians weep and wail when an flatmate is murdered. Americans do the splits. Knox makes it easy to for readers to make her a talking

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