Gypsy Rose Blanchard's Facebook page shown in The Act is still live and public
24 April 2019, 12:17
Gypsy's post about killing Dee Dee that's shown in The Act is also still active...
In this week's episode of Hulu's critically acclaimed true-crime drama The Act, Gypsy Rose Blanchard, and her ex-boyfriend Nick Godejohn, go to Nick's parents house after killing Gypsy's mother, Dee Dee. Worried about the possibility of Dee Dee's body being left to rot, Gypsy decides to write a Facebook message saying: “That Bitch is dead!” The police then locate her and Nick and arrest them. What viewers may not know, is that you can still access the page and post online.
What did Gypsy Rose Blanchard's real Facebook post actually say?
Gypsy and Dee Dee actually had a joint public Facebook account in real life and Dee Dee used it as a way to raise money for the severe illnesses she made Gypsy believe she suffered from. In episode 7 of The Act, Nick and Gypsy use it to announce Dee Dee's death. Nick initially types “Dee Dee is dead!” as Gypsy's Facebook post but Gypsy changes it to “That Bitch is dead!”, thinking that it would be more believable.
Gypsy and Dee Dee's neighbours, Lacey (AnnaSophia Robb) and her mum (Chloe Sevigny) notice the post and immediately go to Gypsy and Dee Dee's house to look into it. Meanwhile, Nick and Gypsy then post "I fucken SLASHED THAT FAT PIG AND RAPED HER INNOCENT SWEET DAUGHTER… HER SCREAM WAS SO FUCKEN LOUD LOL.” in a bid to drum up more attention.
At the same time, Lacey and her mum alert the police, who find Dee Dee's body. The police then find Nick and Gypsy soon afterwards because they left their location on their Facebook posts. While Lacey and her mum are both fictional characters, Lacey is based on Gypsy's real neighbour Aleah Woodmansee.
The second more graphic Facebook post has since been removed but the initial "That Bitch is dead!" posts remains, as do the comments of concerned neighbours worried about Gypsy and Dee Dee. At first, many of their friends thought that the "That Bitch is dead!" post was about a movie. It was only when Gypsy and Nick were arrested that they realised what had happened.
Gypsy's initial Facebook post.
In an ABC interview about why she shared the post, Gypsy said: "I couldn’t stand the thought of her just there because what happens if it would have taken months to find her so I wanted her found so she could have a proper burial.” Nick is currently serving life in prison for Dee Dee's murder and Gypsy is serving 10 years.