The web is pulsating with people searching for pictures of Amanda Rodrigues, who is being accused by Brazilian police of murdering her husband, the world champion welterweight boxer Aruto Gatti. Arturo Gatti’s wife’s picture (abbreviated in web searches as simply “Arturo Gatti wife picture”) which you can see by clicking the links at the bottom of this article, is one of the web’s hottest search topics since fingertips were furiously typing “Sahel Kazemi photo” into search engines (the two stories have striking similarities).
Arturo Gatti, 37, was found dead in a hotel room in the swanky seaside resort town of Porto de Galinhas, which is located in northeastern Brazil. Police suspect that 23-year-old Amanda Rodrigues strangled boxing legend Arturo Gatti to death with a purse strap while he was asleep. The two had come to Brazil for a second honeymoon (it has been reported in a number of news outlets that the two had recently rekindled their relationship after a breakup)
But why are people so curious to see a picture of Amanda Rodrigues; why are thousands – perhaps millions – of people typing “Arturo Gatti wife picture” or “Amanda Rodrigues Gatti photo” or “Arturo Gatti wife” into their favorite search engines today?
Is it due to morbid curiosity? (as it most certainly was when people were searching for the death photos of actor David Carradine and pop superstar Michael Jackson).
Probably, but that’s not the only reason.
It is this writer’s belief that people are interested in seeing a photo of Amanda Rodrigues (and this applies to Sahel Kazemi as well; she shot and killed former NFL football player Steve McNair and then turned the gun on herself) because she is a beautiful young woman accused of murdering her husband.
How often does that happen?
The vast majority of murders and violent crimes are committed by men.
But a woman committing a murder? It’s practically unheard of. It boggles the mind.
Hence, fingertips all over the world are typing “Arturo Gatti wife picture” or some iteration of it in search engines.
People cannot help themselves. They want to see a picture of the beautiful young woman who is accused of violently choking the life out of her husband.
It’s such a rarity. It’s freakish.
First it was Sahel Kazemi and now it’s Amanda Rodrigues (assuming she’s guilty of the crime she is being accused of)
Is this the start of a trend?
Amanda Rodrigues: Arturo Gatti Wife Picture, Listown.com
Amanda Rodrigues Photo, all4freehere.com