Kim Kardashian’s ‘shameful’ OJ Simpson comment on Saturday Night Live has divided viewers.
The 40-year-old hosted the late-night TV sketch at the weekend and made reference to Simpson, who was acquitted for the murders of his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman in 1995.
Referencing her late father, lawyer Robert Kardashian, the mum-of-four said: “You know, I’m thinking of following in my father’s footsteps.
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“Now, you know, my father was and still is such an influence and inspiration to me. And I credit him with really opening up my eyes to racial injustice.
“It’s because of him that I met my first black person… Want to take a stab in the dark at who it was?”
She continued: “I know it’s sort of weird to remember the first black person you met, but OJ does leave a mark – or several. Or none at all. I still don’t know.”
The monologue was met with a round of applause from the audience. However, viewers at home weren’t impressed with the joke.
One person tweeted: “Jokes about OJ Simpson are in bad taste, as he is linked to murders.”
Another added: “Very disappointed in you Kim Kardashian and @nbcsnl for the OJ Simpson jokes. Domestic violence is not funny and it’s shameful you would include jokes about it, especially during #DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth.”
“Imagine how Nicole Brown’s family must feel, or OJ Simpson’s children who lost their mother…” a third pointed out.
Fortunately for Kardashian, some people saw the funny side and said it was great to see that the reality TV star showed she has a sense of humour.
One Twitter user wrote: “I don’t know what’s more impressive, the fact that Kim Kardashian’s SNL episode has been thus far really good, or that OJ Simpson jokes just don’t stop being hilarious.”
In agreement, a second penned: “Kim Kardashian made an OJ Simpson joke on Saturday Night Live. I’m weak.”
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