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Amanda Knox slammed for ‘tasteless’ tweet saying US election result ‘can’t be as bad as my four years in Italy jail’

AMANDA Knox has been slammed for comparing the US election to her time behind bars in Italy 13 years ago.

She was jailed after being convicted of killing Brit Meredith Kercher beforelater being acquitted by the Italian Supreme Court in 2015.

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The 33-year-old has since returned to the US and controversially shared her thoughts on the tight-knit election on Tuesday night.

Referring to the murder case, Knox tastelessly tweeted: "Whatever happens, the next four years can't be as bad as that four-year study abroad I did in Italy, right?"

The then-20-year-old was studying in Perugia when she was accused of helping her boyfriend at the time – Raffaelle Sollecito- kill roommate Meredith, 21, in 2007.

Knox spent nearly four years in jail after being convicted before local drifter Rudy Guede was later found guilty of the high-profile killing.

Twitter users were quick to lash out at the American in the wake of the highly-inappropriate tweet.

One said: "If you have any class at all, you would never joke about something like that.

"Do you want us to ignore the fact that a young woman lost her life brutally."

Another angry user posted: "I have followed your story all this time, rooted for you, even bought your first book. This is completely inappropriate."

Another said: "I can think of another student studying abroad in Italy that had it a lot f*****g worse."

One pointed out: "I'm sure the family of the murdered girl appreciate you finding the funny side."

Knox has made similar comparisons between the political situation and her own plight before.

She said earlier this week that the current coronavirus pandemic was reminiscent of what she went through.

Knox wrote: "I feel perpetually lost. This year, the rest of the country has joined me.

"All at once, so many of us are having to figure out how to make the best of a s***y situation that none of us foresaw."

And she turned heads last year after snaps of her and her fiancé showed the pair at the party where a “victim” was "found both poisoned and stabbed".

Knox appeared to poke fun at the case in her picture caption, referencing the four years it took to be acquitted of the murder.

The American posted a picture on Instagram which showed her dressed as writer Ada Lovelace alongside her fiancé Christopher Robinson.

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