Crimes that Fascinate Pop Culture, Why?

MARLA MILLER
2 min readMar 7, 2023

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Why is that in today’s popular culture, this crime and its perp collect so much more press than the kid who killed 26 kindergarteners & teachers at Sandyhook or all those other crazed souls who have massacred our people, right up to the last massacre that happened recently. Or was it two? Too many of me to track and I’ve been tracking since the 2012 Sandyhook Massacre.

Why is that? What is so seductive about this man and his story in the eyes of the public? A sideshow? Cheap entertainment he delivered at his trial? What is it about this sad godawful story that captivates the culture? Is it because he came from the powerful and don’t we love to watch his kind fall? Surely it wasn t because he was a self proclaimed addict, his soul taken by ‘that devil.’ Addicts are a dime a dozen. Many live till they die in prisons without any press from any source, paid or public provided.

Why is that? The culture’s fascination with some tragedies and not others. Has it always been this way? And if it has, why is that? His story that I ignored till the verdict came in inspired these thoughts regarding the culture’s fascination with some horrors and not others.

Why is that? Anyone?

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MARLA MILLER

Writer/Author/WorkshopLeader @ SoCa.WritersConf. & SantaBarbaraWritersConf, www.MarlaMiller.com I&T: @writersmama https://linktr.ee/Writersmama , Psych RN,MSN