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Do you think the Caylee Bears site should come down? Can a parody go too far?

May 24, 2009

I received a comment today printed below:

Comment:
I have started a petition against the Cayleebears.com website and
would like  your help to have it removed from the web. This site
not only discredit well  reputable foundations but it also lacks
empathy for the death of Caylee Anthony,  in a way mocking the case
in hand. I dont know what else I can do but contact  as many people
as possible and bring awarenss to this site .
www.cayleebears.com
and the  petition is
http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/cayleebears/

Thanks  Again for listening
Codie

I had looked at that website before, and found it very disturbing.   Surely I’m not alone in that thought?

I want to make myself very clear here–I DO NOT IN ANY WAY support the Caylee Marie Anthony Foundation or KidFinders Network.  I believe they are bogus fronts to generate income for the people involved by taking advantage of a terrible tragedy.  They sicken me.  It especially sickens me that a lot of unsuspecting people not following Caylee’s case might send them money.  The doors should be closed on ALL the so- called non-profits that are doing nothing more than supporting their own lifestyles.

BUT, no matter what I might think of the CMA Foundation and it’s cohorts, KidFinders, Never Lose Hope Foundation, and National Vigil for Hope, I am utterly disgusted by the Cayleebears website.  It, IMO, goes way beyond parody by completely disrespecting a little girl we have all come to love, Caylee Marie.  What purpose could making a joke of the death of a small child generate?  A few laughs?  Did choosing this method to ridicule the Anthonys bring any real awareness of the corruption around this child’s death?  What if you stumbled upon that site and had never heard of Caylee and the Anthonys?  The only awareness it brought to me was that the callous cold-hearted opportunists surrounding Caylee’s tragedy have nothing on some of the people that say they only want justice for Caylee.

Besides the tasteless “visual” on the Cayleebear site, the author sought, for reasons beyond my understanding,  to discredit a lot of well-respected non-profit organizations– Toys for Tots, Shriners, St. Jude’s Hospital, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, and the Orlando Rescue Mission were lumped in with the CMAFoundation and KidFinders.  Why?  Those groups have done much to raise money to fund research for  and provide medical attention to desperately ill children as well as  providing safe havens for children at risk.  What’s the point in insinuating by association that they are the same as the CMA Foundation and KidFinders?

This, of course, is JMO, but I think the creator of the Cayleebear site should take it down.  Making a joke of the horrible way Caylee died in order to parody the Anthony family’s new “business” is not funny. It’s just not.  Caylee was a real little girl that lived and breathed —-and was murdered.  She deserves our respect now even if she didn’t get any during her life.  Find another way to show your disapproval of the Anthonys & Co.

49 Comments leave one →
  1. ostella permalink
    May 24, 2009 5:15 pm

    I don’t really get it…? I have a feeling I’m supposed to come away from the ad thinking the Anthonys are callous twits making $$$ off their murdered baby (which I already know to be the case)… But instead I find myself a little… ‘disturbed’ by the whole parody (and I don’t get disturbed easily). I think it crossed a line, personally…

    Do we know who made the site?

  2. niecey456 permalink
    May 24, 2009 5:32 pm

    I completely agree. I think it is tasteless and even morbid. If one wants to make fun of the A’s then they need to make fun of the A’s, not Caylee. That goes way too far.

  3. nina permalink
    May 24, 2009 5:34 pm

    The parody is disturbing to me.That is the first time I seen this site when you posted it.I think its stepping over the line.Personally I agree with having it removed.

  4. May 24, 2009 5:39 pm

    As one who does a lot on parodies of the Anthony’s I do my best to keep Caylee’s name out of them, can’t always do that but I try. I had not seen that site and I would not really call it a parody, rather a statement.

    There is a thing called free speech and the owners of that site can do with it as they please. There may be a much better way for them to make their point and I would press that rather than trying to get them to remove it as they may just put on the brakes.

  5. ostella permalink
    May 24, 2009 5:43 pm

    I have a really twisted, wicked sense of humor, but even I think that’s too far….

  6. itsamysterytome permalink*
    May 24, 2009 6:05 pm

    John–

    Of course, I agree that it is the right of the owner of that site to keep it up, make it worse, make it better, or take it down. Just as it’s mine or yours or anyone else’s right to not like it, to protest it, or on the other hand, to promote it, or support it. Isn’t that a beautiful thing that we live in a country where we can do all of those things and live to talk about it!?

    I’m not trying to infringe on the right of the Cayleebears site to say whatever it is they are trying to say. They of course have the right I’m saying I think they’ve, in a sense, infringed on and exploited Caylee to get their point across and are doing an injustice to her memory and to legitimate and necessary charities and foundations. My opinion. I am “suggesting” (lol) that there might be a more appropriate vehicle for their venom!

    And, by the way, I am a fan of your parodies.They make fun of adults that have left themselves open to parody by their own actions.

  7. May 24, 2009 6:14 pm

    itsamysterytome, I agree with you 100%. I think the site is in very bad taste and I won’t go there again.

    I just think maybe it would be easier to get them to make it less degrading to Caylee than to remove it completely. A statement of their position would be fine without the pictures.

  8. MAND permalink
    May 24, 2009 6:14 pm

    Is there no end to the exploitation of this child???
    Caylee was murdered in cold blood…a beautiful little girl so full of life..she did not deserve to die..no child deserves to die…she does not deserve to be abused in death either…can she PLEASE REST IN PEACE? SHAME ON YOU..
    Make fun of Casey…George.. Cindy and LEE…but HOW CAN YOU DO THIS TO THE VICTIM?
    Your BLACK HUMOR is something we all can do without…IT’S EVIL..WICKED AND HEARTLESS.

  9. itsamysterytome permalink*
    May 24, 2009 6:22 pm

    John–a statement of their position is definitely in order! And, I would agree that removing the pictures would make it a little easier to swallow–but not much easier. I just really don’t get why they put organizations like St. Jude’s and the Shriners on there. I know people who have personally been helped by both of them.

  10. itsamysterytome permalink*
    May 24, 2009 6:24 pm

    Mand-I agree and as I said to John, I don’t get the purpose of knocking legitimate and very necessary orgs. like Shriners, St. Jude’s, etc.

  11. May 24, 2009 7:00 pm

    I had to go back and read that page again. It makes no sense to me. “”Help us continue to support Toys for Tots, Shriners, St. Jude’s Hospital, Make-a-Wish Foundation, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Orlando Rescue Mission, and Kid Finders Network in our prayers and wishes.””

    Am I stupid or something, don’t answer that! Why is Kid Finders in with the rest or vis-a-versa. I don’t get it.

    Also who ever made that page must buy a domain name or pay to be on one where they can chose anyone of many names. Other than being degrading to Caylee, I see no point in it.

  12. Diana permalink
    May 24, 2009 7:12 pm

    Wow……..This has really gone too far. Just looking at that bear brought tears to my eyes for poor little Caylee. What can we do to shut this down?

  13. TAS permalink
    May 24, 2009 7:15 pm

    This is very tasteless, whoever has created this is trying to make a statement….but it could of been done more tastefully!

  14. itsamysterytome permalink*
    May 24, 2009 7:22 pm

    john–

    No you’re not stupid–or if you are, I am, too. That was what I didn’t understand. I can see (sort of) the purpose of the bear thing but not at all why they would put those other charities on there and add KidFinders to it. Ridicules.

  15. itsamysterytome permalink*
    May 24, 2009 7:24 pm

    Diana–Probably nothing. You can sign the petition if you want. If they get enough names I assume they will turn the complaint over to the website host.

  16. itsamysterytome permalink*
    May 24, 2009 7:24 pm

    I agree, TAS.

  17. Rebecca permalink
    May 24, 2009 7:28 pm

    That was absolutely horrible! That makes fun of the victim Caylee. Not Nice. If you want to make fun of someone- make fun of Casey- she put herself in this situation- not Caylee. I found this very offensive, and can’t believe anyone did that.
    John- your parodys are funny. You never make fun of Caylee. You only make fun of the ones who make fools of themselves anyways.
    Did anyone click on contact our foundation now on the Caylee Bears site? It has an email addressed to Zani The Nanny.

  18. May 24, 2009 7:33 pm

    Read this cayleebear site and tell me if the language doesn’t have a hint of a forgiven twist to it like maybe someone does not have complete command of our language. Maybe that is why it makes no sense???

  19. itsamysterytome permalink*
    May 24, 2009 7:37 pm

    Rebecca–

    I saw that, too. I started to send the person an email but then decided there was no point. If someone would put up a site like that, then, they probably wouldn’t get why someone else would take offense to it.

  20. itsamysterytome permalink*
    May 24, 2009 7:41 pm

    John

    You mean, like, they are trying to say they really do support these good foundations? They didn’t mean it as a negative towards them? Well, if that’s what they were trying to do, they failed miserably and added insult to injury when they including KidFinders in the same paragraph.

  21. TAS permalink
    May 24, 2009 7:44 pm

    Seems to me this person is trying to get peoples reactions…..Maybe this person thinks just like Casey!!!!

  22. niecey456 permalink
    May 24, 2009 7:46 pm

    Sick, sick, sick!!! I have a problem with it.
    BTW, John, I love your parodies too. I think you make fun of the ones that stepped in it and asked for it with their own ridiculous behavior.
    Caylee was innocent though, and like you said Mystery, those legitimate charities do not deserve that.

  23. Hilde permalink
    May 24, 2009 7:48 pm

    My first Reaction when I seen the Pictures on the other Blog was, what in the World is that supposed to be?
    I was shocked and I thought it had to be a sick Joke!
    Then I went into that Caylee Bears Site twice and I finally got it.
    The Author of that Site is definitely making a Statement how he/she feels about
    this Case especially the Anthony’s.
    I don’t believe it was meant to disrespect Caylee’s Memory after I had time to
    digest the whole Thing and get over my initial Reaction to the Site.
    Could the Point been made less shocking? I believe so.

  24. itsamysterytome permalink*
    May 24, 2009 8:35 pm

    Hi Hilde!

    They may be trying to make a statement of how they feel about the Anthony’s giving out bears but what a terrible visual that is—surely the person that put that up had to realize the impact it would have on anyone seeing it. Whether they meant it to or not, it is very disrespectful.

  25. itsamysterytome permalink*
    May 24, 2009 8:36 pm

    TAS–if they put it up to get people’s reactions, they must be enjoying themselves immensely!

  26. itsamysterytome permalink*
    May 24, 2009 8:40 pm

    That’s the truth Niecey. Caylee doesn’t deserve this. Whoever put this site up should clarify their intentions and as John said, change the content to make it perfectly clear what they are trying to say.

  27. BEES KNEES permalink
    May 24, 2009 9:10 pm

    It’s very odd. I think somebody needs to get more information and find out who’s behind this and if they are serious. Any volunteers?

  28. niecey456 permalink
    May 24, 2009 9:30 pm

    Whomever it is thinks they are really cute, the email to contact them is zanithenanny@cayleebears.com , interesting. I think it’s a prankster.

  29. Sophie permalink
    May 24, 2009 9:58 pm

    Both of the CayleeBear’s are disgusting. The joke with the duct tape is disrespectful…as is the one the A’s are peddling.

  30. southern justice permalink
    May 24, 2009 10:36 pm

    When I first saw the taped bear and bag, I became very sick, actually throwing up. Many of you know I am very dedicated to the path toward Justice for Caylee. I tried to find justification for such a sick site and I am at a loss.
    John, I have seen every parody you have done – and have had a much needed laugh at the time. I do not think such a thing as this has ever entered YOUR mind. They have the right to do it- it just is not right. There are more sick minds free than are incarcerated.
    The only thing I know to do is ignore them and they will cross a line in time, that will bring them down.

    Thank all of you who are helping bring Justice for Caylee. I hope you will visit this simple site-begun by an Alabama college student. Our goal is One Million voices for Caylee by trial. We are currently almost 22,000.

    CLICK HERE FOR CAYLEE MARIE http://www.facebook.com/inbox/readmessage.php?t=90972954151&f=1&e=0#/group.php?gid=55119443708&ref=mf

  31. Jill from Western Australia permalink
    May 25, 2009 1:13 am

    Mystery when I glanced at this several days ago I thought it was a parody. Thanks to your article I can now see the damage it is doing.

    Love Johninflorida’s parodies…we really need something to lighten up our very frustrating days whilst we wait for…Justice for Caylee!

  32. Carla permalink
    May 25, 2009 5:25 am

    I agree the cayleebear thing is distasteful, there are some sick people out there for sure. I am happy to see however that respect is given (by the readers) to Shriners, and that the public seem to know it is a reputable organization. My husband is a shriner, and we spend many of our weekends raising money for children that need it.

    Thank you

  33. May 25, 2009 6:52 am

    When I say these people have a right to have this page, I only mean they have the legal right. It is a free speech thing we have. I do not agree at all with what is on the page and I really don’t quite understand the message it gives. Who ever created it is confused.

  34. BEES KNEES permalink
    May 25, 2009 7:56 am

    It must be just a joke by someone woefully lacking in good taste or human compassion. I think the site speaks for itself and will die a natural death once it stops generating any interest. If I’m wrong and it is a legitimate site actually selling the bears I would imagine the same thing. It’ll fold. Humanity can not have sunk so low!! Could it?

  35. Hilde permalink
    May 25, 2009 8:51 am

    I do agree with Every One here.
    The Pictures on that Site are very tasteless and disrespectful to Caylee whether it was intentional or not, the Result is the same.
    All I ever wanted is Justice for Caylee and I am looking forward to that Day when
    Justice is finally served for Caylee and her Murderer.
    I CAN wait to see the Truth and Justice prevail in the End, it will be worth it!

  36. Hilde permalink
    May 25, 2009 8:55 am

    BTW Hi Every One, I hope Every body had a nice Memorial Day Weekend.
    It was nice here, we are redoing our Living Room, needless to say, we have a big Mess at this time. I am hoping it will be all worth it when it is done!
    We had a beautiful Day here in Indiana yesterday but today it is raining and cooler
    but that is ok, the Plants really love the Rain and maybe we just sit back today and do nothing, never minnnnnnd the Mess around the House. Need to take a Break sometime 😆

  37. Hilde permalink
    May 25, 2009 8:56 am

    Error… mind… not minnnnnnd lol

  38. T-L-I-O-T-G permalink
    May 25, 2009 10:57 am

    See what happened,yes it is satire,sick too.GOT YOUR ATTENTION DIDN’T IT. Just what it was supposed to do.
    How about George and SiNdY voodoo dolls??And one for the Crazseyone!!OOOps and Hose B!!

  39. LVSusie permalink
    May 25, 2009 4:43 pm

    Did you see George and Cindy in Daytona? Cindy was drag racing.

  40. Gina permalink
    May 25, 2009 11:51 pm

    Gina says:
    May 26, 2009 at 1:35 am

    IMO, the Caylee Bears web site with the bear’s bound with duct tape & a heart shaped sticker & the garbage bag like the one Casey threw Calee in the woods like she was trash with is no more morbid than those lying pieces of filth the Scamthony’s using Caylee’s name to start a fraud foundation.
    No more disgusting than selling morbid teddy bears, who the hell wants them from the grandparents who are covering-up for their grand child’s murder that the skanky daughter committed.

    Cindy had a nerve to say on LKL they’re donating some of the teddy bears to Orlando Police who they’ve never cooperated with from day one. And as I’m looking at this phony little freak on NG right now I’m speechless. She’s about to get arrested for murder one & is flirting, primping, laughing. Sad thing is she’s succeeding in shaking these guys up, like she’s got them wrapped & the way she’s speaking, when she says (media) in her sing song exagerated little voice maybe to impress ‘the boys’ in the interogation room makes me sick. She sounds like a valley girl from the 1980’s ‘like OMG!!’ .

    A least we know what happened afterward, she was locked up & they threw away the key for now. The bundle of sociopathic crazy hasn’t seen daylight since.

  41. Gina permalink
    May 26, 2009 12:02 am

    I don’t view the site as a joke or parady at all, I must be in the minority. I think it’s more of a way to compare the two sites, one real, one to make you think of what’s really behind the original one, to profit off the hideous murder of a little girl who was bound, gagged & thrown away in the woods like trash. If you support the Samthony’s cayle bears look at this…the photo pf the bear bound with tape & sticker & a trash bag containing a little girls remains are what you’re really giving your hard earned money to. Granted, I’d never start such a web site, but IMNO it’s not a joke but a statement about the A’s consistantly greedy, lying, bad behavior.

  42. ostella permalink
    May 26, 2009 1:11 am

    Cindy was drag racing? I’m surprised some vigilante fruitcake didn’t cut her brakes…

  43. itsamysterytome permalink*
    May 26, 2009 8:27 am

    LV Susie- Thanks for the heads up on the drag racing. Just posted a blog about it.

  44. June 1, 2009 12:59 pm

    I think the site is nothing compared to the antohny’s trying to make money off their own grandchild…that is the sick part…this site is merely to say, forget it, we don’t want any part of your sick little charities…of which most of the money goes in your pocket..oh maybe I am wrong..where are they working now????

  45. itsamysterytome permalink*
    June 1, 2009 2:24 pm

    marcy

    As far as I know, the Anthonys new careers are the Caylee Marie Anthony Foundation. I don’t think they are working anywhere else, but I don’t know that for an absolute fact. I don’t know where else their money to live on would be coming from other than from donations. Someone enlighten me if they know otherwise.

  46. marigold permalink
    June 3, 2009 3:41 pm

    Whenever I think of Caylee it’s with duct tape stuck to her hair and her body disintegrated & scattered where she was dumped in the thick woods. To me, that is far more disturbing than the Caylee bear, and besides, the Caylee bear DOES represent the truth.

  47. June 23, 2009 11:18 pm

    you may not agree with cindy and george but this is too far these people are in pain god forbid you should ever be in their shoes how would you feel if someone mocked your child and you and how could you say this about little caylee you might as have killed her all over again. i love that little girl.and you disgust me.when i think of caylee i think of her playing with the angels make fun of casey not caylee. but leave george and cindy alone they are innocent till proven otherwise.

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