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Treatment or Celebrity for Casey Anthony?

posted by Linda Mintle

Hopefully, now that the sentencing is over and we know that Casey Anthony will be released next week, we can all move on from this morbid fascination with this very disturbed woman’s life. The best thing that could happen would be for her to be released with no theatrics. For the media and the public to not reinforce her celebrity status by tracking her or paying for interviews and photos. For the public to leave her alone! And it would be so refreshing for the media to basically call game over and drop the coverage. But I don’t think any of this is likely to happen.

I really hope that Casey Anthony doesn’t become a media celebrity. I don’t want to hear her tell her story. She already has a record of pathological lying. Why would anyone believe anything she says at this point. Her true colors will show by the way she handles her release. If she shows up on a talk show, the circus will begin.

Wouldn’t it be great if individual and family therapy were her next steps? I’m doubting this will happen, but I can always hope.



  • http://Shunning Cheryl F. Dudley

    The Amish practice of shunning seems appropriate here in respect to Casey’s release. Your article makes a plea for the media circus to stop around narcissistic sociopaths such as what Casey appears to be. We give them what they want – all the attention in the world. There are no lessons learned. If she did not kill her child, she certainly led to her demise – she was a direct cause. The picture of Casey “lovingly” embracing her child in those images that we were subjected to seem to be the image or reflection of a narcissist embracing her own self as a child. If there is any lesson to be learned through the media circus surrounding this unfortunate incident and its fallout it is how not to do it – that is be a mother. Those who know how to mother well don’t need the lesson this way. Those who don’t, sadly will probably not learn it this way either. I say, shun her. Bad behavior needs no expanded audience.

    PS. Now if she confesses, attempts to make restitution (I don’t know how, except by the grace of God) then the shunning can come to an end and she can live her life the way most of us do: away from the lime light.

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  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Laurie Matherne

    I am a staunch advocate of therapy. But for her? I think she needs to confess her misdeeds, whatever they were. That’s the only way to achieve any mental clarity.

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