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Amanda Knox's Tweet About Studying Abroad Is Going Viral

Amanda Knox's Tweet About Studying Abroad Is Going Viral

Amanda Knox‘s response to a student’s Insider op-ed about her negative experience studying abroad in Italy has gone viral.

Amanda spent 4 years in an Italian prison before being acquitted of killing her roommate, Meredith Kercher, while studying abroad in Italy in 2007.

The op-ed Amanda responded to is titled, “I’m an NYU student who studied abroad in Florence. I hated every aspect of my semester abroad.”

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“Girl, what are you talking about? Studying abroad is awesome!” Amanda tweeted in response to the article.

Her tweet has been met with both criticism for its insensitivity and congratulations for its ironic humor.

Amanda shared an apartment with fellow exchange student Meredith Kercher, a British student, in Italy in 2007. In November 2007 Meredith was sexually assaulted and stabbed to death in the home.

Amanda and her Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were both convicted of her roommate’s murder in 2009. They both spent four years in an Italian prison before their convictions were overturned in 2015.

The author of the essay, an NYU student named Stacia Datskovska, said she “thought the locals I met were rude and hostile toward me, and I missed my life in New York.”

“All of this shouldn’t dissuade students from heading to Florence. My feelings aren’t every college student’s experience — yet I also can’t be the only one who thought studying abroad was a nightmare,” Stacia concluded.

In 2021, Amanda Knox and her husband Christopher Robinson welcomed a baby girl to their family.

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