Amanda Knox trolled hard for insensitive election tweet

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Amanda Knox is once again the centre of controversy.

The American who spent years in prison until her murder conviction was overturned faced backlash after comparing the election results to the tragic events that plagued her in Italy.

“Whatever happens, the next four years can’t be as bad as that four-year study abroad I did in Italy, right?” Knox tweeted Tuesday.

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Knox – who was an exchange student in Italy – was convicted and spent close to four years in jail for being linked to the murder of roommate Meredith Kercher. In 2015, Knox was acquitted of the crime by Italy’s Supreme Court.

Playing off the controversy from her time in Italy, Foxy Knoxy thought it was appropriate to joke about it while chiming about the possible election outcome.

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Of course, the tweet – which garnered 27,000 likes and 24,900 retweets – didn’t sit too well with the Twitterverse, who responded negatively at the insensitive election joke.

“I imagine it was a lot worse for Meredith,” one person tweeted, referring to the murder victim.

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