O.J. Simpson became one of the most infamous people in U.S. history when he was accused of murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her boyfriend Ronald Goldman.
It was a double murder that rocked the nation and ultimately led to a yearlong “Trial of the Century,” it was nicknamed that because of its high-profile nature given O.J. was a famous hall of fame running back for the Buffalo Bills and then became a quasi-movie star in hit movies like “The Naked Gun” franchise.
And now O.J. Simpson is criticizing the last person you’d ever expect.
O.J. Simpson is back in the spotlight now. He’s officially joined Twitter and had some aggressive choice words for anybody who would listen.
If you think this was just an ordinary Twitter first-timer then you are sadly mistaken because he said some gross and appalling things in the process.
On June 14th, an unverified Twitter account, TheRealOJ32, popped up causing most people to be skeptical, but his attorney Malcolm LaVergne confirmed it was him and it was real. It read, “Coming Soon!!!” No, it couldn’t be, right? Sure enough, it was, because the first video posted was of the most infamous people in American history.
Towards the end of the video, he says something truly bizarre: “[Twitter] should be a lot of fun. I’ve got a little getting even to do. So God bless, take care.”
It was beyond bizarre. He’s talking into the camera as if people actually care but the worst part about his whole demeanor is the impression Simpson gives off that he still believes he’s innocent of the double-murder homicide he was found not-guilty of.
Now he’s taking swipes at disgraced former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick over the Nike Betsy Ross sneakers controversy.
In a long video ostensibly posted to celebrate his “33rd Annual 39th Birthday,” Simpson posted from the golf course about an array of issues.
Simpson said, “Lately, I saw what Kaepernick pointed out — that the Betsy Ross flag was being used by some negative groups as their symbol. Well, I say don’t let the negative win. As far as I’m concerned, that flag represents the birth of America.”
That flag does represent the birth of America.
The last person in the world you’d expect a history lesson from is O.J. Simpson but he’s not wrong about his point.
Ross’ flag with the thirteen stars, emblematic of the thirteen colonies defeating the British in the Revolutionary War is far from being racist. Kaepernick’s point is that the flag has racist connotations because slavery was still prominent at the time.
So, should we do away with the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence while we’re at it too?
It’s silly to call everything from that time period racist because of the unfortunate reality that people still owned slaves at the time.
But that’s what Kaepernick does. He likes to create divisiveness in America. That’s what he did three years ago when he first kneeled for the National Anthem. And suddenly he’s a cultural leader? No way. Don’t buy it.