Knox and his fiancé Christopher Robinson have created a website that collects donations from family members and friends to fund a wedding that is out of this world. The two say they are bypassing a traditional registry and instead hope to raise $ 10,000 for their space-related wedding celebrations that feature "dazzling sets" and "extravagant extraterrestrial food."
I do not need stuff anymore, "they write on the website," What we need is help in organizing the best party ever for our family and friends! "
The couple's efforts to raise money were quickly reversed and Twitter users asked why they had to raise money at all while others did I asked if the wedding was a publicity stunt.
Knox responded to Tuesday's criticism on Twitter and said, "Those who hate us all day have been cheated by the indignation machine, they have promoted tabloids that profited from it." They resent things that do not matter. Our wedding will be crazy, funny and boneless if need be, but it does not matter in the grand scheme of things.
Knox and her then boyfriend, the Italian Raffaele Sollecito Both Sollecito and Knox were convicted and sentenced to long prison terms in 2009.
They spent approximately four years in Italian prisons, but an appeals court overturned their convictions in October 2011, citing lack of evidence against them, and both were convicted free.
CNN's Faith Karimi has contributed to this report.