Kardashians and OJ Simpson

· Popular culture

Here’s something interesting that not everyone knows about the Kardashian family. In 1994, there was what is known as “the trial of the century.” O.J. Simpson, one of the most famous football players (and television personalities) in the United States, was accused of killing his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson. She was brutally murdered in Brentwood, California. The trial was on television and lasted for almost a year. People could not believe it when a not guilty verdict was read by the jury. Actually, that is not strictly true. Television cameras showed that black people celebrated because of the verdict. One of the policeman involved was believed to have planted evidence to incriminate O.J. Simpson. The African Americans in the Los Angeles area were used to being victims of discrimination and so they could easily believe that the policeman could do this. On the other hand, cameras also showed that white people, or at least the vast majority of them, believed that Simpson had done it and were sickened by the jury’s verdict. So there was a clear racial divide. What is the connection between the Kardashians and Simpson? One of the lawyers who defended Simpson was Robert Kardashian, the father of Kim Kardashian. And Kris Jenner, Kim’s mother, was best friends with Nicole Brown Simpson. 

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