O.J. Simpson used to be one of the most revered celebrities in America.
But all of that changed when he was indicted for the double murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her lover Ronald Goldman. Although he was acquitted, the widespread perception and stigma surrounding Simpson will remain that way for the rest of time.
But O.J. Simpson just revealed one disturbing thing about a new popular show that has eyebrows raised everywhere.
You would probably be hard-pressed to find a celebrity more disgraced than former running back and actor O.J. Simpson.
After being acquitted of double murder in the mid-1990s, Simpson continued on the same self-destructive path by robbing a memorabilia dealer in Las Vegas, Nevada where he was ultimately sentenced to 32 years in prison – “coincidentally” the exact same number as the money he owes to the parents of the murdered Ronald Goldman in a civil case.
As the former defense attorney Carl E. Douglas mentioned in “O.J.: Made in America,” that Las Vegas case was “two years dripping wet.” In other words, the courts made an example out of O.J. Simpson – by specifically coinciding with the number 32 – because they felt he got away with a double murder.
But Simpson ultimately served only 9 years in prison and in late 2017 he was released on parole.
Since then, Simpson joined social media so he could connect with the world because we all know he has always been attention-starved. He posts video to Twitter about an array of subjects that include politics, fantasy football and just recently he commented on Netflix’s newest massively popular show “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness.”
If you’re not familiar with the show, it’s about a rivalry between two polar opposite big cat enthusiasts, Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin, that evolves into a revenge and murder-for-hire plot.
Baskin is portrayed as the hero who owns a big cat sanctuary and has been trying to close Joe’s Oklahoma big cat zoo down for years, but things take an unexpected turn when we learn her husband magically disappeared over two decades earlier and she inherited a lot of money.
And O.J. Simpson seems quite sure in his suggestion that Baskin fed her husband to the tigers.
Simpson, who frequently shares video messages on Twitter, informed his 951,000 followers that he watched the show and ultimately concluded: “that lady’s husband is, uh, tiger sashimi.”
With a golf course in the background, Simpson gleefully said, “Listen, I’ve had so many people on my case asking me to watch some show called ‘Tiger King. Well yesterday, I watch this show. And oh, my God, is America really in this bad of shape?! I watched about six episodes of this show and I couldn’t believe what I was looking at. White people — what’s with you and wild animals? Leave them animals alone!”
The irony about that comment, particularly the “white people – what’s wrong with you” part is that O.J. Simpson was notoriously known as being the guy who didn’t identify as a black man. It’s a point that is frequently made in Ezra Edelman’s Oscar-winning documentary “O.J: Made in America” by people closest to him.
Simpson added, “One thing I will say… there’s not a shred of doubt in my mind that that lady’s husband is, uh, tiger sashimi right now. I’m just saying.”
This comment is almost as obtuse and tone-deaf as his controversial book he wrote about the double murder of his ex-wife and her lover, “If I Did It,” which lays out how he would have killed them in a “hypothetical” world.
Baskin has vehemently denied the accusations of murdering her husband, but the documentary inadvertently caused the police department to reopen their investigation into his disappearance.
But for Simpson of all people to say this is jaw-dropping.