Twitter users flocked to the microblogging and social-media site Sunday to determine whether Tot Mom Casey Anthony was pregnant with her second child. The rumor came on the heels of the verdict in the George Zimmerman murder trial, another high-profile murder trial in Florida.
The 29-year-old former neighborhood watchman was charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter for killing the unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in February of last year, but was found not guilty on both counts Saturday night, which greatly upset Martin supporters. The reaction was similar to the way much of the nation was shocked when Anthony, 27, was found not guilty in 2011 of first-degree murder and aggravated manslaughter in the death of her daughter Caylee.
Anthony had been charged in the case after her daughter was discovered dead in 2008. Even though the single mother lied to authorities numerous times, the prosecution was unable to persuade the jury to convict her of more serious crimes.
But Anthony’s rumored pregnancy and Zimmerman’s acquittal weren’t the only things was on tongues of Twitter users Sunday, as “Glee” heartthrob Cory Monteith was found dead Saturday in his hotel room in Vancouver, British Columbia. The high activity on the social-media site helped spread the rumor about Anthony’s purported pregnancy.
Citing the National Enquirer, the Daily Mail suggested Tot Mom was pregnant in March, but the rumor was not confirmed by Anthony: “She just said that she fell in love with a very wealthy man while she’s been in hiding. Casey said he’s taking care of her financially and he’s so obsessed with her that he’ll do anything for her,” an unnamed source told the British publication.
Check out what Twitter users wrote about Anthony supposed pregnancy:
Zimmerman is free Cory Monteith is dead Kyle Massey has cancer Casey Anthony is pregnant. On a scale of 1-10 how done are you with this day?
— Brandon (@RealDopePosts) July 14, 2013
- Cory Monteith passed away - Trayvon Martin's killer not guilty - Casey Anthony is pregnant pic.twitter.com/1qgevbBXI9
— spiderman (@BrianMMunoz) July 14, 2013
Cory Monteith is Dead Casey Anthony is Pregnant George ZIMMERMAN Not GUILTY Kyle Massey has Cancer.. THIS DAY IS MESSED UP!!!
— Truebutfunny Tweets (@Truebutfunny) July 14, 2013
So Paula Deen gets tortured but George Zimmerman gets to hang out with Casey Anthony at the nearest Panera Bread? What a joke.
— Nicky Paris (@TheNickyParis) July 14, 2013
Casey Anthony is pregnant with twins and wants to name one after the daughter she killed. pic.twitter.com/YM2bBZOfuG
— Classy and Co. (@LoveAndTiffany) July 14, 2013
Casey Anthony is pregnant. That, my dears, is a rant you do not want me to get started. #furious
— AntiCommitment (@AntiCommitment) July 14, 2013
I can't believe Casey Anthony is pregnant, that should be illegal
— Taylor Crider (@TaylorRaeee) July 14, 2013