What do Showtime's 'Dexter' and Kim Kardashian have in common? Casey Anthony?
Dexter Morgan, you are being summoned. Many people enraged over the "not guilty" verdict in the Casey Anthony murder trial have resorted to airing their frustration on Twitter, proclaiming the services of the venerated fictional serial killer are needed.
Anthony was acquitted Tuesday in the death of her 2-year-old daughter. Soon after the verdict was read, Dexter Morgan quickly became a popular trending topic on the social media site. Why? Because the central character of the Showtime series "Dexter," played by Michael C. Hall, moonlights as a serial killer who snuffs guilty suspects.
Tweets began pouring forth: @lehmo23 wrote, “A job for Dexter Morgan #caseyanthonyverdict”; @myrontan wrote, “Casey Anthony the baby killer found not guilty. Your move, Dexter”; and @iPaulGibson tweeted, “well i guess we all know what season 6 will be for Dexter Morgan… #CaseyAnthony wrapped in plastic.”
And there were hundreds more just like those seeking a way to right what many viewed as a wrong decision in a case that captivated the nation.
Showtime would not comment on the matter.
But the TV connections don't end there. Never too far from a headline, Kim Kardashian has also found herself embroiled in some Casey Anthony/Twitter-ness. The reality starlet, whose father, Robert, was a prominent Los Angeles attorney who represented O.J. Simpson at his 1995 murder trial, expressed shock after the verdict was announced. And she quickly found herself in a Twitter predicament with folks calling her reaction to the verdict ironic.
"Reading the comments here &its nuts people think just bc I was close to the OJ trial I can't have my own opinion on the Casey Anthony case?" Kardashian retorted.
-- Yvonne Villarreal
Photo: Michael C. Hall as Showtime's "Dexter." Credit: Showtime