If you don’t know who Gypsy Rose is by now, you must be living under a rock or don’t watch any media; between the Dr. Phil interview with Gypsy in 2017, Hulu’s recent docu-series “The Act,” HBO’s documentary “Mommy Dead and Dearest,” etc.
Gypsy Rose was the girl who had many “disorders” and “life-threatening conditions,” according to her mother, Dee-Dee Blanchard. They received donations,free housing, trips, etc. due to Gypsy’s “conditions.” Only things aren’t what they appear.
Gypsy was a victim of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy. Her mother, Dee-Dee, forced Gypsy into a wheelchair by the time the girl was 7 years old and subjected Gypsy to many unnecessary invasive operations and procedures. She had Gypsy on a feeding tube and mixed many medications into the tube. Some of the medications side effects simulated the symptoms of some of the disorders that Dee-Dee claimed Gypsy suffered from.
Dee-Dee also never left Gypsy alone with anyone. She told people Gypsy was mild-moderate mentally retarded” and had the mind of a “seven years old,” I think was what was said. She coached Gypsy to not say a word at doctor checkups, and despite CPS investigating Gypsy was too scared and coached to reach out.
By her teen years, she began sneaking around when her mom was asleep. She knew she could walk and would sneak around at night, eating sugary treats and drinks despite her mom saying “Gypsy is allergic to sugar,” (why then would it be in the house is my question), and Gypsy would sneak makeup tutorials, research kissing, boys, etc. She made a fake Facebook and created a dating profile. She eventually met and secretly texted guys. She just wanted a normal life away from her mother’s control. Eventually, she met and convinced Nick Godejohn, her secret online boyfriend, to help kill her mother.
She was desperate. How would you feel? Knowing you were perfectly healthy, knowing you could walk, knowing that if you disobeyed how your controlling mom wanted, she’d react in anger and sometimes be physical?
Gypsy got 10 years on a Second Degree Murder Charge. The system failed her, she would run away, but her mom would track her down and sometimes tied her to the bed. Her mom charmed and lied. From the outside, she seemed like “Number one Mom,” because she seemed so attentive to Gypsy’s needs, but really she was a monster and abused the girl into lying.
Yes, Gypsy did plan to murder her mom, but to be honest, no telling what those meds did for years to mess up her mentality, plus the “lines of morality” were blurred by her putting on this charade for so long.
Frankly, Gypsy is a victim of the system. She needs therapy and mental help from the psychological and emotional abuse that she went through at the hands of her mother who is supposed to have been her protector not her tormentor. Gypsywas desperate and it was the only way she saw she could escape her mother’s clutches.
Please sign the change.org petition, https://www.change.org/p/missouri-governor-free-gypsy-rose-blanchard/psf/share?share=1 Because she doesn’t belong in prison. She was a victim.