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Jul 19, 2011 2:38 PM

"Casey Anthony" Dunking Booth At Bluegrass Fair Causes Controversy

A dunking booth at the Bluegrass Fair in north Lexington featuring images of Casey Anthony is causing some controversy among fairgoers.

Anthony was acquitted in the murder of her two-year-old daughter, Caylee, in Orlando earlier this month, and it's no surprise people are jumping to cash in on her notoriety, and it's a Casey Anthony dunking booth with a look-alike inside that is causing some to question whether or not it is in bad taste.

Those who participate can pick up a ball and throw it at one of two choices - "guilty" or "innocent." The goal is to hit one of them, knocking the Anthony look-alike into the freezing cold water below.

The booth is called "State Vs. Anthony." Fair organizers say they came up with the concept to give people a way to vent their frustration over Anthony's not guilty verdict.

A statement on the Bluegrass Fair website states, "with her dunk... she washed her conscience... a little at a time."

However, not everyone at the fair thinks this the best idea, and some even say it's in poor taste.

Fair organizers say they are not trying to profit off of Casey Anthony. They reiterate that they just want to give people a way to vent over the verdict.

However, organizers say if there is too much controversy surrounding the game, they will shut it down.

The booth is scheduled to stick around until the end of the fair before flying to its final destination in Arizona.

The Bluegrass Fair goes on at Masterson Station Park in Lexington through July 24.


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