Amanda Knox's Release From Italian Prison Prompts Jokes Around the Web
Joan Rivers, Keith Olbermann, comedian Doug Benson and "Late Show With David Letterman" head writer Eric Stangel are among those weighing in on the 24-year-old, who returned to the U.S. on Tuesday.
Amanda Knox is finally home in Seattle after spending four years in an Italian prison.
On Monday, a jury overturned her 2009 conviction of sexually assaulting and murdering Meredith Kercher.
Upon her arrival at the Seattle airport Tuesday, the 24-year-old and her family held a press conference, telling reporters she was "overwhelmed."
"I was looking down from the airplane, and it seemed like everything wasn't real," she said, choking back tears. "Thank you to everyone who's believed in me, who's defended me, who's supported my family."
On Tuesday, several followers of the news hit Twitter to crack jokes about Knox, including Joan Rivers.
"Amanda Knox was freed after four years in jail!" she wrote. "But Fashion Police wants her sent back for wearing a hoodie to hear the verdict."
Current TV personality Keith Olbermann also chimed in.
"I know saving Democracy from our Corporate Overlords is important, but was Amanda Knox dressed warmly at her news conference?" he wrote.
Added comedian Doug Benson (VH1's Best Week Ever): "I'd like to take Amanda Knox to a prom or something."
And Late Show With David Letterman head writer/executive producer Eric Stangel quipped: "Amanda Knox is back home in Seattle. I'm guessing she's not going out for Olive Garden tonight..."
The news sparked a slew of other quips from others following the news Tuesday afternoon. Among them:
It's going to be incredibly hard to explain Jersey Shore to Amanda Knox.
I think the guy in Mexico who has Casey Anthony will invite Amanda Knox too. And then hunt them for sport.
Is Amanda Knox single?
Amanda Knox is overwhelmed at coming home, I'm overwhelmed that Kristen Stewart admitted Rob Pattinson is her boyfriend
do you think amanda knox wishes she was locked away in like spain where the language is more useful? her italian fluency will be a waste now
Poor Amanda Knox. I new those Italians where evil. They didn't even invent spaghetti
i didn't really pay attention to the amanda knox trial but it's pretty cool she gets to come home after murdering somebody
Amanda Knox has been in jail for 4 years, doubt she knows about the Kardashian's - I'm praying her family will break it to her slowly.
Amanda Knox almost home in Seattle where her hardest quest will then begin. Finding a roommate.
It will be a brave Air Hostess to offer Amanda Knox pasta or Pellegrino on her way back to the UK.
Amanda Knox, home at last. Craigslist awaits, Seattleites!
Jon T Alton
My prayer for Amanda Knox: She's not too damaged, stays out of trouble, and isn't exploited.
I wonder how soon until Amanda Knox dances with the stars or gets fired by Donald Trump.
Amanda Knox: "I'm really overwhelmed right now." Obviously, she hasn't seen Apple's iPhone announcement today.