Carnival closes Casey Anthony dunk booth

July 20, 2011 8:47:07 AM PDT
Organizers at a Kentucky carnival have shut down a booth in which a Casey Anthony lookalike taunted fairgoers to dunk her

The Bluegrass Fair is sponsored by the Lexington Lions Club and the dunking booth had been promoted on social media. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the Lions Club cited "growing public sentiment" in deciding to close the game Tuesday.

Some viewers of Anthony's televised murder trial were outraged after the Florida woman was acquitted this month of killing her 2-year-old daughter.

Fair Chairman Ron Mossotti said an event management company presented the idea of the dunking booth in which the lookalike sat on a platform labeled "innocent" and fairgoers aimed for a target labeled "guilty."

Mossotti said most people laughed though some found it tasteless and tacky.

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