Monday, July 25, 2011

Casey Anthony Dunking Booth Pulled

Too bad:
A Kentucky fair has dismantled a Casey Anthony dunking booth after criticism for making light of the child murder case.

Officials of the Lexington Lions Club Bluegrass Fair said Tuesday night there was "a public outcry of negative opinions and a misconception that the Lexington Lions Club conceived and orchestrated the idea."

The Lions "wanted to be respectful of the growing public sentiment that the booth created by crossing the line," they said.

Ron Mossotti, chairman of the fair, admitted to The Lexington Herald-Leader that the booth was "tacky and tasteless," but said, "We're not running a high-end social event."

"Most people laughed," he said. "They thought it was more satire than offensive."

The "State vs. Anthony" dunking booth let fairgoers vent their feelings about the Florida woman's acquittal in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. It had two targets, marked "guilty" and "innocent."

The fair promoted the booth on Facebook and Twitter and posted video of it.

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