I watched The Jinx over the last week. Obsessed. Seriously. I never was into true crime, but this was addictive.
However. Couldn’t watch more than one episode per day, because it was just… ugh. Too heavy and creepy.
Do I think Robert Durst is guilty?
Yes. (I know, I know – innocent until proven guilty, but whatever).
Do I think he should be convicted?
Do I believe this documentary was sensationalized?
Yes. (The director who put himself front and center over the last episode? Also sitting on a piece of evidence? Really?)
Do I think Durst was right to believe he was prosecuted so people could score political points?
Do I think that Durst family is messed up beyond belief?
Yes. (Look no further than “Wave to mummy”! I ask you – who does that to a kid? Any kid? Let alone your own?)
And here I think lies the crux of the matter – the Durst family.
Don’t get me wrong, Robert Durst should serve time for the crimes he has committed. But that family should be charged with aiding and abetting.
What would make sense? Taking care of their own long, looong before any murders were committed, you know back in the day when it was obvious there was something wrong with him. Sure, we can shout weirdo, creep, freak, oddball, whatever. But let’s have some empathy and say he wasn’t/isn’t in the right state of mind instead of throwing around various armchair diagnosis. Also please let me be clear – I don’t think him potentially being gay means there is something wrong with him. His family however probably disagreed.
I mean ALL the other stuff. And fo sure there were signs. There always are.
And worst of all – if they got him some help on time, at least (AT LEAST!) 2 people would still be alive today.
So instead of helping their own family member, what do they do? Close ranks. Cover it up. Throw some money at it. Shut him out.
That went well, didn’t it?
Well done the Dursts, well f*cking done.
And if anyone tells me they didn’t know anything about anything – please note the side eye.
There is a reason his brother is frightened of him. It’s because he KNOWS. They all knew. And they just stood by.