The Iciest Celeb Reactions To O.J. Simpson’s Death

The Iciest Celeb Reactions To O.J. Simpson's Death

Mixed Reactions to O.J. Simpson’s Death

After former athlete O.J. Simpson’s family announced his April 10 death, sports fans, true crime junkies, and fellow celebrities are sounding off their reactions to the news — and not all of them are pretty.

Legacy and Controversy

With Simpson’s death at age 76 sending shockwaves through social media, reactions to the news are predictably divided.

While Simpson’s first taste of fame came in the late ’60s and early ’70s as a star running back in the NFL, his later criminal trial has far eclipsed his athletic legacy.

The Trial and Acquittal

After a televised car chase in 1994, Simpson was arrested and charged with the murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman. Tried in what many call “the trial of the century,” Simpson’s murder case received extensive media coverage and exacerbated racial tensions.

To the surprise of many, Simpson was acquitted on both counts, although he would face further legal issues in the 2000s when he was found guilty of armed robbery.

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Caitlyn Jenner’s Opinion

Caitlyn Jenner stands among the many people speaking out about the controversial figure’s passing. And while she may have been an Olympic-level decathlete, don’t expect her to run to O.J. Simpson’s defense any time soon.

After the disgraced footballer’s death, Jenner showcased her shady side while speaking with TMZ. She gave the outlet a succinct, “Good riddance,” words she would later echo on X, formerly known as Twitter, that were ultimately met with over 20,000 likes in response.

Connections and Rumors

It’s worth noting that Jenner and Simpson both have ties to the Kardashian family. Before Caitlyn Jenner and her ex-wife, Kris Jenner, were married in 1991, Kris was married to Simpson’s attorney for his 1994 trial, Robert Kardashian. Kris was also close friends with O.J.’s late wife, Nicole Brown Simpson.

A particular rumor involving O.J. has followed Kris and the Kardashians for years. Some believe that Kris and O.J. had an affair, and her youngest daughter with Robert, Khloé Kardashian, is actually O.J.’s daughter. Kris addressed the first part of the speculation on a 2019 episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

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Reaction and Criticism

Despite the likes on Caitlyn’s tweet, people were quick to point out her own brush with the law. Although she ultimately wasn’t charged criminally, CNN reports a four-car accident involving Caitlyn in 2015 led to a woman’s death.

As one reply to her tweet stated, “I’m sure the family of that person you ran over can’t WAIT to say the same about you!”

Gloria Allred’s Statement

Of course, Jenner was far from the only person to offer her 2-cents on Simpson’s death. While her sentiments were nowhere near as cutting, Gloria Allred didn’t mince any words in her statement after Simpson’s passing came to light.

The attorney, who’s known for taking on cases involving women’s rights, previously represented Nicole Brown Simpson’s family in the murder trial. Rather than mourning the loss of Simpson himself, Allred used the opportunity to shine a light on the causes she’s championed throughout her career.

Reflections and Sympathy

While Allred didn’t specify which famous men have evaded the legal system in recent years, several elements of the O.J. Simpson case have become recurring themes in pop culture.

From the #MeToo movement kicking off in 2017 to Johnny Depp and Amber Heard’s 2022 defamation trial involving domestic violence allegations, it’s easy to draw a through-line to the present day. Allred concluded her statement by expressing her sympathy to Simpson’s children and Nicole Brown Simpson’s family.

She then stated, “The truth about O.J. Simpson can never be erased and should never be forgotten. O.J. Simpson is dead. May his victims finally rest in peace.”

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