Casey Anthony made her first public appearance this week since her July acquittal of murder in the death of her daughter, Caylee Anthony. On Thursday, by means of an online video diary posted without her permission on YouTube, Casey prattled on about the computer and camera she now owns, mentioned something about a dog she’s adopted, claimed she hates being on camera, and never, not once, said one word about Caylee. The full transcript of her video diary appears below; read this instead of watching the video…then Casey is denied an audience. Even though she won’t profit directly off of the video (since it was an unauthorized release her lawyers claim was pirated from her computer) the more views that it receives, the more Casey is kept in the public eye, and the easier it will be for her to sell her next video diary for money.
Casey Anthony is really not that interesting of a person. She was an average young woman in her early twenties who had a kid at too young of an age. She rebelled against the way her life changed when she became a mom, and tried to maintain the lifestyle of a young, single woman. And, unlike a lot of the media, I do not judge her for that. I don’t care how many parties she went to, how many boyfriends she had, or how many men she was sleeping with at the same time. None of that had any impact on the way Caylee was being raised; since George and Cindy Anthony stepped into the role of co-parents, Caylee had as good of a life as any little girl could ask for…as long as Casey was fine with George and Cindy being Caylee’s primary caregivers. Despite all of the moralizing and sexism in the media, Casey’s party behavior is familiar to a lot of young women…none of whom murdered their daughter.
A Florida jury found Casey Anthony not guilty last summer, but I am one of the many millions of people who think she murdered her daughter, and got away with it. Casey wanted to be able to live the single life, but didn’t want her parents to have custody of Caylee. Once it looked like her mom, Cindy Anthony, was going to kick Casey out of the house and keep Caylee, Casey clearly decided to take revenge on her mom, by getting rid of her daughter. That makes no logical sense to a sane person, but Casey Anthony is not sane.
Though Casey Anthony’s trial was interesting, Casey herself is decidedly a bore. The only extraordinary thing she’s done in her life was one of the most evil things that anyone could ever do. Read her video diary and you’ll see there is no reason to pay any more attention to her. She owns things. She’s got a dog. Blah, blah, blah. Unless Casey Anthony suffocates the dog with duct tape there is nothing interesting about her, and we should give this boring narcissist all the attention she deserves…none. So read the transcript, but don’t watch the video. Don’t give her a path to profit from the death of her child.
“So this is my first video diary, it is October 13th, which is a Thursday, 2011, and I’m just trying to figure out my new computer and I don’t know, I guess I’m liking it so far. It’s obviously a different ballgame for me, because I’ve never used this before. So, I guess these will be as tedious as my audio recordings have been. To start off this one, just a few updates from the last few days, there really hasn’t been all that much going on, except now for this and I’m extremely excited that I’ll be able to Skype and obviously keep a video log, take some pictures… and then I have something to finally call mine. It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to call something mine, and now that I have something even — you know, it’s silly to say I have a computer. And a camera and a phone, granted, I wouldn’t have a phone without (inaudible) and know I’ve now actually paid for my own computer, the camera was a gift, these are things I don’t have to give back. It’s kind of nice to say I have some belongings that are mine that I’ll be able to keep with me when I leave next year. It’s kind of funny to think about, actually. It’s going to be a while before I leave, I’m going to be here for many months more, I’m going to be here for 6 months, even if I get off probation early.
I’ll still be here at least until February… the end of February. Seven months, March, my birthday, just either way, you know, whether it’s six months or it’s a year from now or a year from middle of August. I don’t know. It’s just been a blessing in so many ways. And now I have someone to talk to when I’m by myself so I’m not bothering the poor dog. Who I’ve adopted and I love and he’s as much my dog as any of the other pets I’ve ever had (inaudible) families I’ve ever had if not moreso… so… I don’t know… I don’t know whether to look directly at myself, or look up, or… oh man… just a little surreal how much things have changed since July and how many things haven’t changed… but the good thing is that things are starting to look up and things are starting to change. In a good way. Let’s just hope they stay… that things stay good and that they only get better. They’ll only get better. So this is the end of my first video log. I’ll probably do one later. Maybe I’ll bring the dog, who knows. But this is again the first of many and I’m looking forward to this. It’s a little scary because I hate being on camera, but I don’t know. I need to conquer that fear at some point. This is a good start. So here’s something. It’s the end of the first. Just the beginning.”
Sarah Warden is the author of the novel Three Fifths of Love, available as an ebook from amazon http://www.amazon.com/Three-Fifths-Love-Marriage-ebook/dp/B005EZ3QU2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1318174116&sr=8-1
Image of Casey Anthony by FL Gov't (PD) (Florida Mugshot from PD) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons. Image from Casey Anthony’s video diary by YouTube. The Florida government, YouTube, and Casey Anthony do not endorse the views expressed in this article.